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(SCHOOL-BASED CARE) GOP Plans To Cut $50M in Funding Worry Advocates
School and youth advocates worry that the Republican majority in the House will cut $50 in discretionary grants set aside for School-Based Health Center (SBHC) efforts to serve poor and disadvantaged children and youth.The funding was part of the Affordable Care Act that President Obama signed last ...
posted 3/10/11 3:03 PM read complete story
(HEALTH CENTERS) Good News for 2012 Overshadowed by Possible Cuts for 2011
How odd it is that President Obama's 2012 budget is making big news in the media and prompting deep analysis from commentators left and right, pro and con, when Congress has yet to approve a budget for FY 2011. The situation is not just odd but "dire," says Dan Hawkins, senior VP of public policy an...
posted 2/15/11 4:48 PM read complete story
(A LOOK AHEAD) 2011: New Sense of Compromise Could Settle Things Down
Even before the midterm elections, which put Republicans firmly in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, members of the GOP were promising, or threatening, to destroy the Affordable Care Act. The party's "Pledge to America" document, released last September, says in part: "Because the new he...
posted 1/3/11 09:05 AM read complete story
(A LOOK BACK) Healthcare Reform Brings Monumental Changes
Regardless of which side of the political fence one happens to be standing, 2010 will be seen as an historic year for healthcare in the United States. Passage of the Affordable Care Act -- and the passions, as well as the funding, generated by it -- occupied many pages in Community Health Report ove...
posted 12/31/10 3:04 PM read complete story
(DEVELOPING TRENDS) Foundation Invests $16M in Dental Therapist Projects, Plans More
Akin to the relationship between physician and nurse practitioner or physician's assistant is that between dentist and dental therapist, and the benefits as well are similar. "It's all about extending the reach of services," says Kathy Reincke, an executive with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In this ...
posted 11/19/10 10:39 AM read complete story
(POLITICS) Do GOP Victories Represent Mandate for Repealing Healthcare Reform?
House Republican Leader and, as a result of the Nov. 2 GOP election victories, presumptive Speaker of the House John Boehner (OH) is calling the Obama administration's healthcare reform act a "monstrosity," claiming his party now has a mandate to repeal it. But does the GOP have such a mandate? In ...
posted 11/3/10 3:46 PM read complete story
(FREE CLINICS) Executives Say They Feel Left Out of Healthcare Reform
Though generally supportive of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, executives at two free health clinics tell CHF they feel misunderstood, left out and just plain ignored by the legislation. rn"The free clinic world was left almost entirely out of the Act," says Len Al Haas, director o...
posted 10/5/10 2:48 PM read complete story
(CASE STUDY) GA Facility Wins $382K in Federal Funding
Of the $130.8 million in grants awarded Sept. 17 by the Dept. of Health & Human Services to strengthen the healthcare workforce, $3.8 million is now flowing to 10 federally qualified health centers, hospitals and rural clinics for patient navigator programs. The goal is to recruit, train and emp...
posted 9/21/10 3:15 PM read complete story
(RETAIL CLINICS) New Report Details Case Studies, Funding Ideas
Interest among community health centers in the concept of retail clinics remains high, but success remains uncertain. A new report from the California HealthCare Foundation, "Establishing Retail Clinics among Community Health Centers: Notes from the Field," includes five detailed case studies, plent...
posted 9/15/10 3:30 PM read complete story
(CHILDREN) Facility Transitions Youngsters from Hospital to Home
The period of time between hospital and home for a child with special healthcare needs and his or her parents can be a stressful one: Children dependent upon complex equipment 24/7 for survival require family caregivers to pick up difficult skills. A facility called Almost Home Kids, located in a Ch...
posted 9/7/10 3:47 PM read complete story
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