BMAC is a program designed to help educate and engage board members on advocacy and policy issues. Much like the Advocacy Center of Excellence (ACE) Program, BMAC consists of a checklist of advocacy-related programming a participant must complete in order to be eligible for the certificate. Board members can and should be powerful and effective advocates for their Health Centers, and this program is intended to help connect them to information and best practices that they can use to create a culture of advocacy at their organization.
Check out the flyer on BMAC for more information!
All Health Center Board Members are eligible to complete the Board Member Advocacy Certificate. Board Members do NOT have to be NACHC individual OR organizational members to participate; this program is open to everyone.
Click here to download a flyer on the BMAC Program!
Due to a shortage of staff, the BMAC Program is on hold indefinitely. We hope to have this and other programs back up and running soon!
Any activities completed on or after January 1, 2017 count toward completion of the certificate.
Attending an advocacy session at your primary care association’s annual conference can be substituted for attendance/participation at any (one) NACHC conference.
NACHC is aware that there are states whose PCAs do not organize an annual conference. NACHC will work with the PCA to provide some form of advocacy training for all advocates in that state, including board members who want to complete BMAC.
Completion of BMAC alone does not make a Health Center eligible for Gold ACE status. All Bronze and Silver items, as well as the other Gold items, must be completed in order for a Health Center to be approved as a Gold ACE. However, if a board member has completed BMAC, their Health Center does NOT also have to complete the ALP participation requirement; Gold status requires EITHER ALP or BMAC participation.