May 25, 2024

SDOH Academy

ACU's STAR² Center team is proud to partner with other HRSA-funded training and technical assistance partners to develop and deliver The Social Determinants of Health Academy. The SDOH Academy is a series of virtual trainings to help staff from health centers, health center controlled networks, and primary care associations develop, implement, and sustain SDOH interventions in their clinics and communities. The 2020 SDOH Academy Learning Collaboratives will run from February through June and … [Read more...]

ACU Presents: Project ECHO

This session was presented on June 19, 2019. The ACU team was thrilled to be joined by presenters Dr. Elizabeth Clewett of Project ECHO and Sarah Dixon of the Iowa Primary Care Association to provide both national and state level perspectives and experience with the Project ECHO model. Click here or on the slide above to access the recording of this webinar session. The slides are available for review by clicking here. … [Read more...]


ACU offers opportunities for members to be involved in the organization’s decision-making through our Board of Directors and as members of our standing Committees. Participation on ACU’s committees enables members to communicate their specific issues and discuss opportunities for ACU to make a positive difference. We have three standing Committees: ProgramsPolicy & AdvocacyMembership Members: Please click here to log in and join the committees of your choice. For more information … [Read more...]

Journal: NHSC Satisfaction Article Published

The August issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved includes a article by a team led by Dr. Donald E. Pathman with the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, reporting on the results of their work assessing the satisfaction of participants of the National Health Service Corps program. The assessment concluded that 94% reported the NHSC experience met or exceeded their expectations, and the same number would … [Read more...]

2019 Annual Conference

Conference Synopsis The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) 2019 Annual Conference was centered around the impact of strong health care teams in underserved communities. This conference featured workshop sessions, poster presentations, and guest speakers who introduced exciting and insightful ways to create and maintain strong health care teams serving at-risk populations. Topics for this conference included: Suicide and Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Primary … [Read more...]

ACU Opposes Public Charge Rule

Rule Will Undermine Health Care for Underserved Populations Washington DC – The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved’s (ACU) core mission is to improve the health of people living in underserved communities, and to support those clinicians who serve them. As such, ACU strongly opposes the “public charge” rule published earlier this week by the Department of Homeland Security. The rule will force families to choose between accepting Medicaid benefits, which … [Read more...]

2019 Conference Slides

GENERAL SESSIONS Gary Puckrein - "Addressing the Social Determinants of Health"Paul Huschilt - "Humor, Resilience and Change"Margaret Flinter - "Creating the Workforce Team"Abayasekara slidesTorey Mack - "Federal Workforce Policy Update"Kennedy slides MONDAY Workshop Session 1 (10:45AM – 12:00PM) Decreasing Maternal Child Health Disparities Through Systems Redesign and Shared Decision MakingPrescribing Creativity to Heal Physician BurnoutHandoutZero Overdose: Managing Your Population … [Read more...]

ACU Mourns the Loss of Dr. David Hartzband

We at ACU are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our friend Dr. David Hartzband. Dr. Hartzband served as the director of technology research for the RCHN Community Health Foundation, a close partner of ACU, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the Foundation and his family. We appreciate the gracious notice of his life and impact sent out by the Foundation, and we will miss hearing his immensely thoughtful contributions to our organization. Dr. Hartzband attended every ACU annual … [Read more...]

ACU Endorses Bill to Fund National Health Service Corps and Community Health Centers

Last week, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Representative James Clyburn of South Carolina introduced legislation to extend and expand funding for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and community health centers in medically underserved communities. The Community Health Center and Primary Care Workforce Expansion Act of 2019 is a five-year renewal and funding expansion for the National Health Service Corps and the federal Health Centers Program. For fiscal 2020, the bill would allocate … [Read more...]

2019 Annual Conference

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