Community Health Centers of Arkansas

CHCA, Community Clinic, and Healthy Connections to benefit from Blue & You Grants

The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas has awarded a total of $1,541,507 in grants to 21 health improvement programs in Arkansas, including CHCA, Community Clinic, and the Cossatot Community College in DeQueen who will be working with Healthy Connections.

CHCA's Lynn Hawkins Appointed to Arkansas Rural Development Commission

State Senate President Pro Tempore, Senator Paul Bookout, recently appointed CHCA's Lynn Caldwell Hawkins to the Arkansas Rural Development Commission (ARDC) by .  The ARDC’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in rural Arkansas by providing oversight and direction to the Department of Rural Services community grant program.

Governor Beebe Appoints CHCA’s Brett Tracy to HIE Council

Governor Mike Beebe recently appointed CHCA’s Brett Tracy to the Arkansas Health Information Exchange (HIE) Council. The Council’s purpose is to advise and assist in the development of the statewide health information exchange, SHARE (State Health Alliance for Records Exchange).

National Association of Community Health Centers Names CHCA CEO Sip Mouden To Its Board of Directors

The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) has named Mrs. Sip Mouden, CEO of Community Health Centers of Arkansas, Inc., the Arkansas Primary Care Association which represents 12 federally qualified health centers and their 73 health center locations, to serve as the Region VI Representative to the NACHC Board of Directors.  Mrs.

CHCA Plans for National Health Center Week 2010, August 8-14

"Celebrating America's Health Centers: Turning the Vision Into Reality" is the theme for National Health Center Week 2010 (NHCW). NHCW provides the opportunity to reflect on the recent progress Arkansas Community Health Centers (CHCs) have made through ARRA and State Funding. NHCW also provides Arkansas CHCs an opportunity to publicly acknowledge our commitment to fulfill the promise which began with the Access for All Arkansans plan, and that has been emboldened by the recent passing of Health Care Reform into law, to provide a health care home to nearly 240,000 Arkansans by 2015.

A Culture Inspired: CHCA 2010 Annual Conference in Review

U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln stated, “Community Health Centers are a critical component of what is right and good about health care reform,” during her address to CHCA Annual Conference attendees. Craig Kennedy, Associate VP of Federal and State Affairs for NACHC, expressed his feelings that Community Health Centers are not simply the best model of care for the poor and uninsured, but are the best model of care for all primary health care. These sentiments pervaded this year’s conference. The conference theme, “Inspiring a Culture of Excellence: Innovation, Leadership, Quality,” aimed to prepare the Arkansas CHC staff members, board members, and partners in attendance for the landscape change of health care reform implementation. Over 200 attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors participated in this year’s conference.

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