The National Association of Neighborhood Health Centers (NACHC) is created by early community health leaders to provide education, training and technical assistance to health center staff and Board Members.
1 Million Served
After operating for 10 years as a demonstration program, the Community Health Centers Program is authorized under Section 330 of the Public Service Act (PHS).
4.5 Million Served
The Reagan Administration’s “New Federalism” calls for dramatic restructuring of the federal-state relationship and proposes to block grant.
5 Million Served
Health centers rally bipartisan support in Congress to repeal the primary care block grant and return the Health Center Program to a direct federal-local partnership base and to increase health center funding.
8.6 Million Served
Health Centers confront threats to their financial viability as pressures grow to reduce federal spending and dismantle and block grant numerous social programs, including Medicaid.
10.7 Million Served
Supporters in Congress stave off the phase out of Medicaid FQHC payments and establish a Prospective Payment System to prevent revenue losses to health centers.
15.6 Million Served
President George W. Bush fulfills a campaign pledge calling for a five-year Health Center Expansion Initiative.
16 Million Served
With the spiraling national debt, pressures intensify to rein in spending and reform Medicaid.
20 MILLION Served
With investment from ARRA and the ACA, health centers become the largest primary care network in the country – expanding into some 9,300 medically underserved communities.
23 MILLION Served
Health Centers serve more than 23 million patients -- one out of every 15 Americans.