Craig Glover, MBA, MA, FACHE, CMPE, CHCEF, FamilyCare’s president and chief executive officer, has been named to the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, an independent advisory group representing a public-private partnership focused on the provision of health in rural areas. The committee advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services on health care challenges in rural America.
The committee’s 21 members serve overlapping four-year terms and have expertise in a wide range of rural health and human services issues. Nominees for the committee are expected to have experience with rural service issues, an understanding of legislative and regulatory policy environments and experience working on rural health policy issues at the local, state, and regional levels.
The committee meets twice per year in rural locations to examine pertinent issues that affect the health and well-being of rural Americans and to hear directly from rural stakeholders.
FamilyCare Health Centers – a 2021 HRSA Health Center Quality Leader recipient – provides medical, dental, and behavioral health to over 32,000 unique patients via fifteen health centers, four mobile units, and several school-based locations. FamilyCare operates sites throughout Putnam, Kanawha, Cabell, and Boone Counties.
“I’m honored to join the committee because of its major influence on the health care and human services for patients in West Virginia and other rural areas,” said Glover. “This is a tremendous opportunity to highlight the barriers that patients in rural areas face and how we can assist in garnering more quality services to our communities.”
Glover joined FamilyCare in February 2019, following serving five years as the chief executive officer of a community health center in Connecticut. He also has executive experience working at health centers in Illinois and Missouri. During his tenure, FamilyCare has relocated the OB/GYN & Birth Center to a state-of-the-art facility in Charleston, welcomed the patients and associates of Charleston Family Practice Group, and expanded school-based health services to Madison and St. Albans schools. Plans for future sites include locations in Marmet and Hurricane in summer 2022.