December 3, 2021

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...]

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 Statement on Upcoming House Vote to Extend Funding for the NHSC

November 3 - On Thursday, November 2, the House of Representatives will vote on legislation that will reauthorize funding for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), Community Health Centers (CHCs), the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and several other health care programs. Funding for these programs expired on October 1, 2017. The CHAMPION Act (HR 3922) would reauthorize funding for the NHSC and CHCs for two years at the same level as FY17. The HEALTHY KIDS Act (HR 3921) would … [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...]

NHSC Support Letter Circulates in House

Washington DC - Representatives Chris Stewart (R-UT) and G.K. Butterfield are asking their House colleagues to sign a letter in support of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) program. The letter to the House Energy & Commerce Committee asks that funding for the program be extended beyond this fiscal year. Previously the program was funded through a 2-year trust fund that expires October 1. The NHSC provides financial support to primary care providers who serve in designated shortage … [Read more...]

ACU Response to Administration’s Budget Proposal

Funding Included for National Health Service Corps Other Safety Net Programs Cut May 23 - As an organization founded over 20 years ago by alumni of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) is pleased to see the Administration's budget call for a two-year extension of funding for this important program. We especially appreciated the language recognizing that the NHSC "continues to be one of the Nation’s most effective programs in placing … [Read more...]

ACU Statement on House Passage of the American Health Care Act

May 8 – Last week, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a very narrow vote of 217-213, which was cast almost entirely on political party lines. This bill cuts directly into our nation’s health care safety net and is particularly harmful for our underserved communities. According to early Congressional Budget office (CBO) estimates, this bill will cause 24 million people to lose health insurance over the next decade; of which 14 million people will lose their … [Read more...]

Safety Net Letter to White House/Congress on Affordable Insurance

ACU, ACAP, AEHP and NACHC Call on the Administration and Congress to Stabilize the Individual Market in 2017 and Beyond McLean, VA - Today ACU, the Association of Community Affiliated Plans, America’s Essential Hospitals and the National Association for Community Health Centers called on the Administration and Congress to work collaboratively to ensure continued federal funding for consumers’ cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) in the Marketplaces. As organizations serving low-income and vulnerable … [Read more...]

ACU 2017 Webinar Series

Introducing ACU’s 2017 Webinar Series: Excellence in Team-Based Care For the Underserved 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. Back by popular demand! This series features some of the most popular sessions from ACU’s 2016 Conference.You can take this chance to learn from an expert you may have missed at our conference, or share with your colleagues … [Read more...]