Community Health Centers: Can They Plug the Gaps in the Safety Net?
The Alliance for Health Reform and the Centene Corporation sponsored a July 23 briefing to discuss the role of community health centers (CHCs) in providing care to vulnerable populations as employer-sponsored coverage declines and demand for safety-net services increase. Panelists addressed questions such as: How are states and safety-net systems planning for 2014 and the challenges and opportunities presented under the ACA? Is there sufficient federal oversight of their operations?
For more information, please visit the Alliance’s event page.
Speakers for this session:
Helen Bryson of Centene and Ed Howard of the Alliance co-moderated.
Dan Hawkins, Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Research at the National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. (NACHC)
Laurie Felland, Center for Studying Health System Change
Henry Taylor, Miles Square Health Center
Steven Shattls, Valley Health Systems, WV
Dr. Elisa Nicholas, CEO of The Children’s Clinic, CA
Q and A
also of interest
- Federal and State Standards for "Essential Community Providers" under the ACA and Implications for Women's Health
- A Profile of Community Health Center Patients: Implications for Policy
- Providing Outreach and Enrollment Assistance: Lessons Learned from Community Health Centers in Massachusetts
- Quality of Care in Community Health Centers and Factors Associated with Performance