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Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers serves as the collective voice for Pennsylvania's Federally Qualified Health Centers (FHQCs), FQHC Look-Alikes (FQHCLAs), and non-profit Rural Health Clinics (RHCs).  Our members are unique nonprofit primary care facilities that provide a wide array of services to Pennsylvanians in underserved areas of the state. There are nearly 300 sites in 52 counties serving over 800,000 Pennsylvanians.  At these primary care facilities, patients will receive high quality care at a price they can afford with sliding fees based on income and family size.

PACHC News

Friday, May 03, 2019

PACHC Outreach & Enrollment Director Named to CMS Panel

Tia Whitaker, PACHC's statewide director for outreach & enrollment, was notified this week that she has been invited to serve a two-year term on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Advisory Panel on Outreach & Education (APOE). The APOE is charged with advising the Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and CMS concerning strategies for developing and implementing outreach and enrollment programs for individuals enrolled in, or eligible for, Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, the Health Insurance Marketplace and other CMS programs; advising on appropriate use of public-private partnerships; expanding outreach to vulnerable and underserved communities, including racial and ethnic minorities; assembling and sharing best practices for helping consumers evaluate health insurance options; building and leveraging existing community infrastructures for information, counseling and assistance; and supporting the overarching goal of improving access to quality care, including prevention services. Please join the PACHC team in congratulating Tia on her appointment!

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