Section: TPCA & Beyond, June/July 2018
TPCA Welcomes New Staff Accountant
Chandra Hudson joined TPCA in May as the staff accountant. Hudson was most recently an accountant for a Nashville real estate management company, and has prior experience in state and local government as well as with Medicare. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in accounting.
Nominate Your Health Center Heroes
(from NACHC)

Do you know a Community Health Center staff member, leader, volunteer, or board member who lives and breathes the health center mission? Someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty to support the health center and its mission to provide quality health care for patients in the community? Nominate that person for the National Health Center Week Health Center Hero Award!

  • Nominations are due by end-of-day on July 27, 2018.
  • Nominators are welcome to submit multiple nominees for the Hero Award.
  • Five finalists will be selected and announced via social media on August 6, 2018.
  • The public will then have an opportunity to vote for the NHCW Health Center Hereo from August 6-10 on NACHC’s Facebook page.
  • The Health Center Hero will be announced on Honoring Health Center Heroes Day, Monday, August 13, during National Health Center Week.
Click here for the Health Center Hero nomination form.
Register for the National Health Center Week Picture and Video Contest Webinar
(from NACHC)

The National Health Center Week Picture and Video Contest is back this year! Start thinking about pictures and videos that honor health care heroes at your health center and in your community and plan your contest submission between August 1st- August 31st. Winning the contest means a NHCW 2019 sponsorship, a feature in the 2019 health centers calendar, and other awesome prizes. To learn more about participating in the contest join the NHCW Picture and Video Contest Webinar on July 25, 2018 at 3 p.m. Eastern time. Click here to RSVP.
NACHC Releases New CHC Chartbook
(from NACHC) 

The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) has released the 2018 update to the Community Health Center Chartbook. The publication highlights data from and research findings on Health Center Program Grantees, as well as other Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Through maps, charts, and other slides, the chartbook illustrates “who health centers serve, what they do, and their impressive record of accomplishment in keeping communities healthy.”

View the CHC Chartbook
Article Helps to Define the Federal Poverty Level
(from George Washington University)

A recent article from the George Washington University online MPH program seeks to bring clarity to several issues surrounding the federal poverty level.

“Poverty means lacking sufficient money for your basic needs, but what does that really look like and how do we measure it in the United States? There are two ways the government defines poverty: poverty thresholds and poverty guidelines. While thresholds are used for statistical purposes like collecting data on poverty rates for the census, the guidelines are used administratively to determine eligibility for federal programs. When we think of ‘poverty,’ we are most likely thinking about poverty thresholds. And when we talk about the ‘federal poverty level (FPL),’ we are referring to poverty guidelines.”

Click here to read the article.