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NACHC Turns 50! The Mission Continues

This year we celebrate the long and successful 50-year history of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC).  Founded in 1971 by like-minded health care providers and community activists, NACHC was created to protect and nurture the potential of a strong national voice dedicated to providing access to quality health care for medically underserved people and communities all across America.  We are proud that 50 years later our mission has not only survived but thrived.

To our leaders, members, staff, state/regional associations and networks, other public and private supporters, and all others who continue to work together through NACHC to fulfill the ongoing promise of quality health care for all – we say thank you!  

Webinar Series: Propelling Our Mission Forward in NACHC’s 50th Year 

Join NACHC for a series of monthly webinars exploring issues central to the health center movement. 

Next Webinar: Back to School

August 31 | 2-3 pm ET

Nationwide, the staff of nearly 2,000 school-based health centers strive to meet the needs of students and communities in assuring equitable and immediate access to health prevention and care. As we look towards the 2021/2022 school year and the continued impact of the COVID-19 virus, this webinar brings together national leaders in school-based health to discuss plans for a safe return to school, the value of having a health center available within a school setting, and successful collaborations with government and community-based organizations to improve the wellbeing of the students and families they serve.

Previous Webinars

Health Centers Addressing Environmental Justice and Climate Change

July Webinar: How can health centers stand up for their communities in the face of climate change and an increasingly toxic environment? EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan and an expert panel discuss. Watch video.

The Evolution of LGBTQ+ Care: A Historic Look at Health Centers’ Impact on LGBTQ+ Health

June Webinar:
National advocates and health center leaders discussed their organizations’ historic and continued efforts to assure quality, affordable, and accessible health care to all LGBTQ+ people in their communities. Watch video.

The Role of Philanthropy in Supporting Health Centers and the Communities They Serve

May Webinar: Building a Sustainable Movement — The Role of Philanthropy in Supporting Community Health Centers. Watch video.

Elevating an Equitable Health Care System: A Conversation with Civil Rights Leaders

April Webinar: Elevating an Equitable Health Care System – A Conversation with Civil Rights Leaders. Watch video

The Impact of Community Health Centers on Rural America

March Webinar: COVID and the Impact of Community Health Centers on Rural America, Tuesday, March 30. Watch video

America’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

February Webinar:  America’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan: A Discussion with Dr. Bechara Choucair, White House Vaccinations Coordinator. Watch video.

Photo Gallery: NACHC Through the Years

Policy and Issues Forum, 1977
North Carolina Delegation at the NACHC Policy and Issues Forum, 1978
Congressman John Lewis, Policy & Issues Forum, 2010