HopeHealth Earns Bronze Status in ACE Program
FLORENCE, SC, December 22, 2016 – HopeHealth earns Bronze status as an Advocacy Center of Excellence (ACE) by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). The ACE program acknowledges health centers that are committed to advocating for issues impacting Community Health Centers CHCs at the state and national levels.
— HC Advocacy Network (@HCAdvocacy) December 21, 2016
According to the Campaign for America’s Health Centers, “An Advocacy Center of Excellence, or ACE, is any Health Center that has achieved certain measures of advocacy success and demonstrated ongoing commitment to advocacy by making it an organizational priority. ACEs are not only actively engaged and involved with NACHC and federal policy issues, but also with their state’s PCA and any key state-level policy issues impacting Health Centers and their patients. There are three levels of ACE status- Bronze, Silver, and Gold- and the designation is valid for two years. There is a checklist of items a Health Center must complete before becoming an ACE.”
— SCPHCA (@SCPHCA) December 21, 2016