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September 25 is National Voter Registration Day 2018!

On September 25, 2018, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day this November.

With midterms and governor races happening in a few weeks, every eligible American voter should exercise his or her right to be heard at the ballot box this year and next. National Voter Registration Day is the right place to start by getting registered.

That is why communities across the country are planning to use National Voter Registration Day to increase voter participation.

Thousands of national, state, and local organizations and volunteers will be the driving force behind National Voter Registration Day 2018. Partner organizations will coordinate hundreds of National Voter Registration Day events nationwide and leverage #NationalVoterRegistrationDay on all social media platforms to drive attention to voter registration and the midterm elections.

Family Health Care is proud to be a National Voter Registration Day partner. On September 25, between
9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Family Health Care will engage its community and register voters at the following locations:

  • Baldwin – 1615 Michigan Avenue, Baldwin, MI 49304
  • Cadillac – 520 Cobb Street, Cadillac, MI 49601
  • Grant – 11 N. Maple Street, Grant, MI 49327
  • White Cloud – 1035 E. Wilcox, White Cloud, MI 49349

The effort’s website,, provides a listing of National Voter Registration Day events across the country.

Founded in 2012, National Voter Registration Day is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic right – the right to vote. More than two million Americans have registered to vote on this day since the inaugural National Voter Registration Day.

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NACHC: House and Senate Lawmakers Hail Community Health Centers as a “Bipartisan Solution”

For Immediate Release
March 24,2016
Amy Simmons Farber 202 309 0338

An overwhelmingly bipartisan coalition of House and Senate lawmakers called on key subcommittee chairs “to recognize health centers as providers of high quality, cost-effective primary care” and to ensure continued funding for a model of care that offers a “bipartisan solution to the primary care access problems” facing the U.S.

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New Fund Focuses on Growing Michigan’s Food Access

A new public-private partnership loan and grant fund has been created to address the lack of healthy food access in rural and urban communities. The Michigan Good Food Fund will support food entrepreneurs across the state.

The Fund, launched on June 10, 2015, addresses the significant need for healthy food access in rural and urban communities alike, specifically for residents who live in lower-income communities with limited healthy food access.

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Public Hearing Scheduled for Healthy Michigan Plan Waiver

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is hosting a public hearing to share information about the Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP) waiver, provide a status update on the process, and receive comments and feedback on the implementation from enrolled individuals, providers, advocates, and other interested organizations.

The hearing is scheduled for June 24, 2015, from 9 to 11 am ET at the Capitol Commons Center Building in Lansing. A live web broadcast of the hearing will also be available. *Note: Conference phone number and web broadcast link was not available at time of publishing.

Additional information on the hearing, conference phone number and web broadcast link is available here.

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CMS Proposes Rule to Strengthen Managed Care for Medicaid and CHIP Enrollees

On May 26, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed to modernize Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care regulations to update the programs’ rules and strengthen the delivery of quality care for beneficiaries.

This proposed rule is the first major update to Medicaid and CHIP managed care regulations in more than a decade. It would improve beneficiary communications and access, provide new program integrity tools, support state efforts to deliver higher quality care in a cost-effective way, and better align Medicaid and CHIP managed care rules and practices with other sources of health insurance coverage.

Overall, this proposed rule supports the agency’s mission of better care, smarter spending, and healthier people. Read more

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