News and Events

Telemedicine Policy Developments and Opportunities Webinar

The WACMHC Policy Team will be hosting a webinar and group discussion focusing on telemedicine policy developments and opportunities. All CHC staff are welcome to join, and we are especially…

Revenue Cycle Management Training

Register for the Revenue Cycle Management Training

Tools for Education and Prevention of Opioid Abuse

Thanks to Cardinal Health, one of WACMHC's Group Purchasing partners, they have partnered with Ohio State University and created tools for Opioid Abuse education and prevention. These resources are in…

May 2017 Shortage Designation Project

Automatically designated (Auto) HPSAs will not be included in this update. Auto-HPSAs will not be included in the National Shortage Designation Update planned for July and have not been included…

Determination of Number of Entities and Recruitment of Entities for Assignment of Corps Personnel Obligated Under the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program

May 4th Federal Register that shows the minimum HPSA score of 17 for placement of National Health Service Corps Scholarship recipients who are available for placement between October 1, 2017…

Clinics agree to new Medicaid payment model to expand access, improve care

May 12, 2017 Clinics agree to new Medicaid payment model to expand access, improve care Washington State continues to make progress in its goal to accelerate adoption of value-based reimbursement…

Washington State Medicaid Transformation Project

Jan 9, 2017: Governor Jay Inslee announced that the state of Washington received a signed agreement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), effective January 1, 2017, providing…

Supportive Housing Development & Opportunities for Health Center Expansion

Hosted by the Corporation for Supportive Housing, a BPHC-funded NCAThursday, January 26, 2-3:15 p.m.Register here

Health & Other Discrimination Protections for the LGBTQ Community

Convened by HRSA’s Office of Regional Operations (ORO) San Francisco/Denver and Office of Civil Rights-Diversity and InclusionTuesday, January 10, 1 p.m.Register here

White House (LAIR) Report

On November 30, 2016, the White House LAIR released its first annual report, entitled Expanding Access to Justice, Strengthening Federal Programs. The report documents the steps taken by the LAIR’s…

(CDC) Grants for Violence Prevention

On December 9, 2016, the CDC released Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury (R01), soliciting investigator-initiated research to expand and advance knowledge about violence prevention strategies. The…

PAL 2017-02: Approved UDS Changes for Calendar Year 2017

PAL 2017-02 outlines approved changes to the 2017 UDS that will be reported by Health Center Program grantees and look-alikes by February 15, 2018. Changes include a revision of the…

HRSA Postpones Timeline for Auto-HPSA Update to July 2017

Earlier this year, HRSA and the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) announced a major change effective July 1, 2017 in how Community Health Centers automatic HPSA scores would be done…

Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals

This Guidance specifically addresses: The Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ or Division) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (collectively, the federal antitrust agencies) jointly enforce the U.S. antitrust laws, which…

WACMHC's Group Purchasing Program Saves Health Centers Money

Are you a CHC in Washington, Alaska, Oregon or Idaho? We can help you save serious money! Contact Terri for more info on our discount programs at .

Health Center Trend Reports now available

The 2015 UDS Rollup, UDS Summary, and Health Center Trend Reports and the UDS data dump are now available in the Electronic Handbooks (EHBs). Find them here.

Million Hearts Tobacco Cessation Protocols

Provides evidence-based, brief clinical interventions to help patients quit. Get the protocols.

Return on Investment (ROI) Toolkit for Community Health Worker Programs

This toolkit provides a step-by-step guide to conducting a return on investment analysis for CHW programs. Developed by MHP Salud.

Help improve outcomes for patients aged 0 – 20!

The Washington State Department of Health has been selected as a Practice Transformation Network (PTN) as part of the CMS grant, Transforming Clinical Practice Initiatives (TCPI). The WA DOH PTN…

National Health Center Week has begun!

NACHC has added focused themed days to highlight innovative CHC programs. You can find themes and fact sheets below. Tuesday, 8/9: Public Housing Health Center Day Wednesday, 8/10: Healthcare for…

Discussing Behavioral Health Needs & Access

Our next Special Populations Workgroup Meeting on August 15, 2016 will discuss Behavioral Health needs, barriers and creating access for special populations. Beginning Fall 2016, National LGBT Health Education Center…