Communications

New and Improved Advocacy 101 Toolkit Recently Released

Looking for the tools, resources, and information necessary to make your health center’s advocacy program a success? Check out NACHC’s recently revamped Advocacy 101 Toolkit including FAQs, slides, videos, handouts, and other crucial materials and resources on topics ranging from “What is a Community Health Center?” to “Working with Elected Officials”. Quickly and easily access the information and materials you need to build the culture

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NACHC Collecting Health Center Stories to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Health Centers Program

Starting early next year, Community Health Centers will celebrate 50 years as a vital movement in expanding access to care to millions of people nationwide. NACHC will host anchor events and a communications campaign with the goal of celebrating the people and achievements of the Health Center Movement and bringing attention to the value of Health Centers to the American healthcare system, particularly as the threat of the funding cliff draws nearer.

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July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental illness affects one in four adults and one in ten children in America. The U.S. Surgeon General reports that minorities are less likely to receive diagnosis and treatment for their mental illness, have less access to and availability of mental health services and often receive a poorer quality of mental health care. Furthermore, mental illness is a leading cause of disability, yet nearly two-thirds of people with a diagnosable mental illness

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Nominate a Point of Light – Reward your best volunteers!

During National Health Center Week, August 10th-16th, 2014, NACHC and Points of Light are partnering to honor individuals and/or groups who have volunteered for or at Health Centers. Do you know an individual or group that is inspiring change through their volunteerism? Recognize their good work by submitting a nomination for the Daily Point of Light Award. Five individuals/groups will be honored during National Health Center Week. Click here

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Resources Available for National Health Center Week Planning

National Health Center Week 2014 – Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Local Engines for Healthier Communities – is just over month away (August 10th-16th). Health Centers should continue planning and POSTING events for this year’s celebration. Be sure to check out tools and resources on the NHCW website including best practices to recruit local event sponsors, event ideas, fact sheets, materials in Spanish, and media tools and templates.

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National Health Center Week planning resources available!

National Health Center Week 2014 – Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Local Engines for Healthier Communities ­­– is coming up fast (August 10th-16th). Now is the time to start planning and POSTING your events for this year’s celebration. Access tools and resources on the NHCW website including best practices to recruit local event sponsors, event ideas, fact sheets, and media tools and templates. Be sure to check out the NHCW Store

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National Health Center Week 2014 Picture and Video Contest Information Available

National Health Center Week 2014, themed “America’s Health Centers: Local Engines for Healthier Communities”, ­­is quickly approaching (August 10th-16th). Back this year is the popular National Health Center Week Picture and Video Contests. The contests are open to all Health Center Advocates including staff, board members, patients, and others. Submissions to both contests run from August 1st thorough the 29th. Check out the NHCW website

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The first National Health Center Week event by an HCAN member is scheduled – All Care Health Center’s fundraiser during NHCWeek

National Health Center Week is August 10-16, 2014 and will be here before we know it!  To get ideas and resources for events to schedule, go to the NHCW website at www.healthcenterweek.com. Don't forget to submit your event to the NHCWeek interactive map to let everyone know about your event.  The password for submission is "healthy."  Be sure to send your event to Robbie Adams, HCAN Communications Manager for inclusion in the HCAN Weekly eBrief

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Share Your Story!

Please use the new Share your Story collection tool on the new “Get Covered” page to help your patients submit their own stories, or direct consumers to this new tool so consumers can share their personal stories about enrolling in and using their new coverage.  The Share your Story collection tool can also be reached through the new “Got Covered” widgets and badges.

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Invite your Congressional Members for a Visit to your Health Center – Congressional calendars

Congressional Calendars 2014 U.S. Senate Calendar 2014 U.S. House of Representatives Calendar All Congressional Members will be visiting their home districts during the March 19-23 NACHC P & I Forum in Washington, DC.  Thursday, March 20 is reserved for Congressional Visits with House and Senate Staff members who deal with Health Care.  Check the calendars above to ask your Congressperson to visit your Health Center this winter or spring before

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