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National Association of Community Health Centers® (NACHC®) Partners with New England College to Support Educational Opportunities for Health Centers Workforce

New partnership will address workforce shortage needs at community health centers in NH and across the country.

The National Association of Community Health Centers® (NACHC®) has announced a new partnership with New England College to increase educational and career opportunities for staff members working at community health centers throughout the country.

Through this educational partnership, NACHC® organizational members, health center controlled network members, and primary care associations will be eligible to receive tuition discounts of up to 25% on over 60 online associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees – along with other education benefits. Interested staff members will have the opportunity to advance their knowledge and career skills relevant to workforce needs.

This new partnership effort aligns with NACHC’s® workforce priorities to assure adequate staff to help care for and meet the demands of the 25 million patients seeking care at community health centers across the nation. NACHC® aims to promote retention of a highly qualified workforce to help fill high need administrative and managerial positions that strengthen patient‐centered care in underserved communities. The partnership strengthens programs designed to support educational pursuits by health center staff preparing for the value based care of the future while staying employed at their current health center.

Modern Healthcare magazine reports that “The skills needed to lead a health system through cultural and operational change are evolving along with healthcare’s business model.” By joining forces with New England College, NACHC® is working to ensure that health center staff and leadership have the education and skills needed to continue to provide high quality, affordable, patient-centered care. NACHC® selected NEC as an institutional partner because of its academic excellence, affordability, and relevance of their certificate and degree programs to the needs of health center professionals.

Learn more about the National Association of Community Health Centers® (NACHC®) Education Partner Program at New England College.