November 13-15, 2017
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NACHC’s PCA and HCCN conference is the only conference of its kind specifically targeting both state PCAs and HCCNs, with an audience of 200–225 attendees from across the country where nearly every state is represented.
For more information about the conference, contact Jennifer Nolty at 301–347-0400.
Out in the Rural: A Mississippi Health Center and Its War on Poverty is the unlikely story of the Tufts-Delta Health Center, which in 1966 opened in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, to become the first rural community health center in the United States. Its goal was simple: to provide health care and outreach to the region’s thousands of rural poor, most of them black sharecroppers who had lived without any medical resources for generations. In Out in the Rural: A Mississippi Health Center and Its War on Poverty, historian Thomas J. Ward explores the health center’s story alongside the remarkable life of its founder, Dr. H. Jack Geiger.
Geiger’s personal history brings a profound human element to what was accomplished deep in the Mississippi Delta. Much of what Geiger and his colleagues attempted to do in the Delta is still relevant as we focus on the social determinants of health in an effort to improve the health of populations.
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