March 26, 2023

COVID-19 Advocacy & Stimulus Package/CARES Act

The week of March 9th ACU began aggressively working to inform Congress and their staff about the needs of clinicians caring for the underserved and critical support needed for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). Specifically, ACU advocated for: immediate access and priority distribution of PPEs, N95s and sanitation materials for clinicians working in underserved communities, flexibility and adequate reimbursement related to telehealth, flexibility for NHSC providers relative to interstate … [Read more...]

National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

HRSA is offering flexibility in NHSC and Nurse Corps program requirements to support COVID-19 response efforts. In their FAQ, HRSA addresses the following: NHSC and Nurse Corps Participant and Site ComplianceSite Eligibility and ComplianceIn-school NHSC and Nurse Corps Scholars and Students to Service (S2S) LRP Participants Learn more. … [Read more...]

ACU and Centene Partner for Suicide Prevention

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) announced the successful completion of pilots implemented to assess the impact of its Suicide Safer Care training curriculum and toolkit. With support from Centene Corporation, the training curriculum was developed and piloted across eight states, engaging 1,060 trainees, to evaluate for effectiveness in 2018-19.  Using the Zero Suicide framework as a foundation, the Suicide Safer Care curriculum was created to train primary care … [Read more...]

Bureau of Health Workforce Clinician Dashboards

BHW’s Clinician Dashboards offer data tools and information related to the retention and distribution of BHW program participants who have completed training or service. The dashboards include: alumni retention data for NHSC and Nurse Corps loan repayment and scholarship programs from 2012 – 2018; and unified data showing the distribution of alumni of BHW programs, including the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), Nurse Corps (NC), and the Teaching Health Centers Graduate Medical Education … [Read more...]

ACU 2020 Annual Conference

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Nominate a Hero by March 27!

ACU is honored to represent clinicians, administrators, advocates, and others who are dedicated to improving access to quality healthcare for underserved populations. During the Annual Conference and the NHSC 50th Anniversary Gala, ACU will give special acknowledgment to individuals and organizations in the field that stand out for their commitment to service and community. We invite you to nominate one of the heroes you know for an award today. The call for nominations closes on Friday, … [Read more...]

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