June 17, 2024

Craig Kennedy elected President of the Coalition for Health Funding

December 12, 2018 - The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU), would like to congratulate our Executive Director Craig Kennedy, for being sworn in as the President of the Coalition for Health Funding (CHF). Craig has been a member of the Coalition for Health Funding since 1999, serving on the Board of Directors for six years, past chairman of the Revenue Committee, as well as President-elect for the past two years. His commitment and dedication to improving the health of … [Read more...]

ACU Awards IHI Conference Scholarships

One of the numerous advantages of being a member of the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU), are the various workshops, trainings and continuing education opportunities that ACU provides to our members free of charge. This month, ACU will provide seven free registrations to the National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care in Orlando, FL. The conference, sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), offers learning labs and workshops on various topics … [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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ACU and the Centene Foundation for Quality Healthcare Partner to Improve Access to Vision Care in Underserved Communities

McLean, VA – The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) is pleased to announce it has received a three-year grant from the Centene Foundation for Quality Healthcare to expand access to vision care in underserved communities. The grant will support a multi-pronged project that includes:  (1) the creation of readiness assessment and cost calculator tools to assist safety net facilities in becoming prepared for vision service delivery; (2) the development of evidence-based practice … [Read more...]

ACU Board Member Dr. Adrian Billings Testifies Before Congress

Last week, the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing examining several public health workforce programs, including the National Health Service Corps. ACU Board Member and NHSC alumnus, Dr. Adrian Billings testified before the committee sharing the personal impact the NHSC has made in his life and the lives of the patients he serves in rural West Texas. Dr. Billings highlighted the urgency of reauthorizing funding for the NHSC and urged Congress to act immediately, … [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...]

ACU Announces 2017 Award Recipients

ACU Names 2017 Award Recipients Winners honored at the 2017 ACU Annual Conference McLean, VA - The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) awarded its highest honors, the Clinician of the Year, Organizational Excellence, the Congressional Champion, and the Top Poster Presentation during the 2017 Annual Conference held in Washington, DC. “The ACU awards recognize outstanding achievement in providing culturally competent, compassionate health care to underserved populations,” said … [Read more...]

ACU is Awarded AmeriCorps National Planning Grant

June 12 - The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) has received $74,266 in AmeriCorps funding in the form of an Evidence Based Intervention Planning Grant from the Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS), a public-private partnership and the nation's largest grant-maker supporting service and volunteering. The purpose of an AmeriCorps Planning Grant is to support the development of service programs so applicants are better prepared to compete for an AmeriCorps program … [Read more...]

ACU Elects Three New Board Members

  The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) Board of Directors unanimously elected three new board members at its recent meeting. Dr. Adrian Billings will serve a three-year term on the board, and Rohit Abraham and Juli Hishida will serve one-year terms as health professionals in training.  Each brings a diverse pool of talent and experience to the board and will provide strategic guidance to the organization. Dr. Adrian Billings is a full spectrum family medicine physician … [Read more...]