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Community Health Centers of Arkansas Announces New CEO

Community Health Centers of Arkansas (CHCA), the state’s Primary Care Association serving 12 health centers organizations and their 93 locations, has announced today the hiring of Mary Leath as its new Chief Executive Officer. Leath, who will begin her tenure at CHCA on Sept. 8, 2014, takes over after having served most recently as the Chief Operational Officer at the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement.

CHCA Annual Conference on the Horizon

Community Health Centers of Arkansas will hold its 2014 Annual Conference on November 13 at a location to be decided later in Little Rock, Arkansas.

This year's event is a one-day program, and planning is in the process! Be sure to stay tuned for more details.

Spots are open for exhibitors or sponsors. To take advantage of either, call Sandi Ganus at 501-374-8225 extension 102 or email

Beebe Has Hope for Private Option in 2015

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe was in the national news recently in regards to his feelings of the future of the Private Option.

An Associated Press news article told of the Governor speaking at the Delta Grassroots Caucus' recent conference in Little Rock. During that meeting, Beebe said he was "cautiously optimistic," according to the Associated Press story, that Arkansas would keep the Private Option in 2015.

We've got a new home!

Community Health Centers of Arkansas, Arkansas' Primary Care Association, has changed locations.

NACHC Report: Millions of Americans With Little or No Access to Primary Care

According to a report recently released by the National Association of Community Health Centers, there is a tremendous amount of Americans who have little or no access to primary care. In fact, studies show that some 62 million Americans fall into this category, even with the Affordable Care Act.
So, what is the reason?