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News by Topic: Clinics

Sep 30, 2022 - Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is allowing an additional 30 days for comments on the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS). Revisions include expanding the sample of physicians, advanced practice providers, and health centers, as well as modifying the Health Center Facility Interview. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 23, 2022 - Announces over $5 million in awards to 11 HRSA-funded community health centers to support cancer screening and early detection. Describes the scope and requirements of the awards and provides a list of funded centers.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Sep 17, 2022 - Highlights the recovery of the oldest rural health clinic in Oregon, which was lost in a large 2020 wildfire that destroyed the town of Blue River. Describes the rapid relocation of services and the role of the clinic in providing care for patients of all ages in the McKenzie River valley.
Source: Oregon Public Broadcasting
Sep 15, 2022 - Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) inviting comments on the Draft Health Center Program Scope of Project and Telehealth Policy Information Notice (Telehealth PIN), which establishes policy for health centers that provide services via telehealth within the HRSA-approved scope of project. The Telehealth PIN also describes considerations and criteria health centers must meet for providing services via telehealth within the Health Center Program scope of project. Comments are due by November 14, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 12, 2022 - Describes workforce shortages in Wisconsin community health centers, with dentist shortages impacting rural areas across the state. Discusses challenges related to training and recruiting a large enough dental workforce to meet the state's needs.
Source: Wisconsin Public Radio
Aug 8, 2022 - Announces nearly $90 million in American Rescue Plan funding to support data collection and reporting at nearly 1,400 community health centers to advance health equity. Describes the role of health centers in providing care to underserved and rural communities. Offers an interactive map of award recipients and state-by-state breakdowns.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Aug 5, 2022 - Announces a presidential proclamation of the week of August 7-13 as National Health Center Week, highlighting the work of community health centers to increase access to medical care and public health services in underserved and rural areas. Describes federal investments in the Health Center Program.
Source: The White House