The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced a new Administrator to take over the federal agency for 2022. NACHC President and CEO Tom Van Coverden issued the following response:
“We welcome the leadership of Carole Johnson at HRSA during an extraordinary time for Community Health Centers. In her work as Testing Coordinator for the White House COVID-19 Response Team, Ms. Johnson led efforts to help supply the nation’s Community Health Centers with the tools they need to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure equity in protecting populations from further spread. From her previous work as the White House Domestic Policy Council’s public health lead in the Obama Administration, Ms. Johnson understands the critical importance of strengthening the primary care infrastructure and growing and training the health center workforce for tomorrow. We look forward to working with her to make progress on our shared priority of improving health care delivery for the nation’s underserved.”
Established in 1971, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) serves as the national voice for America’s Health Centers and as an advocate for health care access for the medically underserved and uninsured.