March 4, 2024

ACU Opposes “Public Charge” Rule Change

UPDATE:  December 10, 2018 - The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) has been very outspoken about the proposed "public charge" changes. ACU has also partnered with other organizations in hopes that a strong voice may convince leadership to understand the public health ramifications of the proposed changes. Here are multiple letters that ACU has signed opposing the public charge changes. Partnership for Medicaid - Public Charge CALC- Public Charge Proposed Change is Unjust … [Read more...]

ACU Hosts Congressional Briefing on NHSC

Come Learn How 11 Million People Receive Access to Primary Care Wednesday, August 1, 2018 10:00am — 11:00am SVC – 215 The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Physicians, the National Association of Community Health Centers and the Physician Assistant Education Association invite you to a Congressional Briefing on the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). For the past 45 years, the NHSC has played a critical role … [Read more...]

ACU Statement on Separation of Families at U.S. Border

June 22, 2018 - The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved finds that the policy of separation of undocumented immigrant children from their families at the Unites States-Mexico border is both unjust and unhealthy. In concert with our fellow association partners, we call for the permanent end to this policy, and the immediate reunification of the families separated to date. Many of our members care for immigrant & refugee families, who all too often fall into the category of … [Read more...]

2018 Webinar Series

Introducing ACU's 2018 Summer Webinar Series! ACU will host four free webinars featuring nationally recognized clinicians, educators, leaders, and policy makers working to improve access to care for our underserved communities. The series features some of the most popular sessions from ACU’s 2017 Conference.You can take this chance to learn from an expert you may have missed at our conference, or share with your colleagues a presentation that you enjoyed. Space is limited, so act … [Read more...]

Conference Video

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2018 Annual Conference

Conference Synopsis The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) 2018 Annual Conference focused on clinicians working together to improve health care. This conference included poster presentations, workshops, and guest speakers who provided excellent insight regarding the numerous ways that we can all work together to make health care better. Topics for this conference included: Health equity Improvement and growth for primary care providers Partnering with lawmakers … [Read more...]

Safety Net Groups Send Letter to Congress on “Extenders Package”

November 13, 2017 - Six weeks have passed since funding expired for some of the nation’s most critical safety net health care programs. In the latest effort to compel Congress to act, and to do so immediately, ACU joined seven national health care organizations in authoring a letter addressed to House and Senate leadership explaining the impact felt by this gap in funding. “Every day that Congress waits to pass funding for these critical programs, more and more communities are hurt,” said ACU … [Read more...]

ACU Supports Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize Funding for the National Health Service Corps

McLean, VA - The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) applauds the introduction in the House of Representatives of the bipartisan bill H.R. 3862, the National Health Service Corps Strengthening Act of 2017. The legislation was introduced by Representatives G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) and Chris Stewart (R-UT). The bill aims to reauthorize funding for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and provide modest increases for the program over the next 5 years. “ACU appreciates the … [Read more...]

ACU Board Member To Testify Before Congress

On Thursday, September 14, the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing to review public health workforce programs. The hearing, titled, “Supporting Tomorrow’s Health Providers: Examining Workforce Programs under the Public Health Service Act,” will include a panel of witnesses to testify on behalf of a number of programs in need of reauthorization, including the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). ACU Board Member, Adrian Billings, MD has been invited to testify … [Read more...]