Pennsylvania Association of

Community Health Centers

Supporting Pennsylvania's health centers in increasing access to quality primary health care for all

Latest News

Health Center Offers First "Dental Walk-In Day"

Dental hygiene services by a Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner (PHDHP) without an appointment and outreach and enrollment counselors to help determine sliding fee and insurance eligibility.

July 13, 2018 Outreach and Enrollment News

CAC/CDO Applications

By now, all health centers and other organizations should have submitted their applications to reapply or apply for certified application counselor designated organization (CAC/CDO) certification. After your application was submitted a confirmation of receipt of submission email should have been received by the submitter and other designated contacts.

July 6, 2018 Outreach and Enrollment News

Health Insurance Marketplace 2018 Report

Newly released data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) shows more consumers who do not qualify for premium assistance through Advanced Premium Tax Credits (APTCs) on the health insurance Marketplace are not enrolling in Marketplace health insurance.

LCH Women's Health on the Move!

Keystone Health "Mental Health Co-Responder Program" Making a Difference

The partnership between Keystone Health   and local law enforcement to respond more effectively to individuals in distress is working and its success is highlighted in June 20 article, Data, Police and Mental Health: How a Pennsylvania County Helps People in Distress.


PACHC Highlights

New PACHC Preferred Service Recovers Lost Revenue

On June 6, 2017, at the recommendation of our Membership Committee, PACHC finalized a contract for a PACHC Preferred relationship with Fix Healthcare Technology.

Top 5 Reasons to Be a Conference Sponsor

Are there companies that your health center uses for products or services that you think would benefit from broader exposure to the health center community?  If so, please reach out and encourage them to consider the benefits of being a PACHC 2018 Conference & Clinical Summit sponsor or give PACHC their contact information and we'll do the outreach.

MAT One Way - But Not Only Way - to Use SUD/MH Funding

Health centers across the commonwealth--and across the country--are working with their boards, staffs and communities to determine the best way to be part of the solution to the opioid epidemic. Health centers now have some financial support available through HRSA to fold services to address substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health into the fabric of care they offer.

HHS Regional Director Learns More About Pennsylvania Health Centers

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Regional Director Matthew Baker spent much of this morning visiting Harrisburg-based Hamilton Health Center   and learning about the Community Health Center  model of care from Hamilton CEO Jeannine Peterson, Jillian London and PACHC CEO Cheri Rinehart. 

Your Feedback on Emergency Preparedness and Response Needed

The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) is examining the current role health centers play in response to disasters or emergencies.