National FQHC Advisory Board Member Spotlight: E. Benjamin Money, Jr. MPH

Ben Money joined National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) June 1, 2021 as the SVP for Public Health Priorities.  In this new role, Mr. Money directs efforts in health center collaboration with public health at the national and state levels.  Ben is the senior executive lead for the PRAPARE social drivers of health program and the environmental health/climate change initiatives at NACHC. Mr. Money is extensively involved in organizational efforts to develop new models of care to advance health and social equity.

Prior to joining NACHC, Mr. Money was the Deputy Secretary for Health Services at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) where he led the Divisions of Public Health, Health Services Regulation, and the Offices of Rural Health and Minority Health & Health Disparities and was directly involved in the COVID-19 emergency response.

Before his state appointment, Mr. Money was the President & Chief Executive Officer North Carolina Community Health Center Association. His work with health centers began in the late 80’s as health care to the homeless program manager. Mr. Money’s career began in community mental health in his hometown of Springfield, MA. 

Ben is a graduate of Springfield College and received his MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Most recently Mr. Money completed a certificate in Health and Climate Change from the Yale University School of Public Health.

Ben and his wife Monica have three children and two grandsons.

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