Dan Hawkins

Biography 

Dan Hawkins has been named one of America's 1000 most influential health policy makers. He is the Vice-President for Federal, State, and Public Affairs at the National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. (NACHC), where for the past 23 years he has provided NACHC's membership with federal and state health-related policy development, policy research, analysis, information, advocacy, and technical assistance services.

Research Interests 

Dan Hawkins has been named one of America's 1000 most influential health policy makers. He is the Vice-President for Federal, State, and Public Affairs at the National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. (NACHC), where for the past 23 years he has provided NACHC's membership with federal and state health-related policy development, policy research, analysis, information, advocacy, and technical assistance services. During his tenure at NACHC, federal support for health centers has grown from $350 million to over $1.6 billion annually, and the number of people served by health centers has grown from 5 million to 15 million. Prior to joining NACHC, Dan served as a VISTA volunteer, Executive Director of a migrant and community health center located in south Texas, and as an assistant to HHS Secretary Joseph Califano during the Carter Administration. He has written numerous articles and monographs on health care and health center issues, currently oversees production of several NACHC publications annually, and has provided testimony before several Congressional Committees. Dan has also lectured on health policy at Harvard, Johns Hopkins, George Washington, and other universities, and has been interviewed frequently by major newspapers and radio/television networks.