Health Center CEO Emmanuel Kintu discussing the cuts with Senate Appropriations Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-HI)
Congress has yet to pass a budget for FY 2011 and many federal programs including the Health Center Program are on the chopping block facing signficant cuts. In fact, the House of Representatives has passed a proposal cutting community health center funding by $1.3 billion - more than a 50% cut to the program. From this hub health center advocates nationwide can get to all the tools and information they need to make the case for affordable and accessible health care that saves lives and tax payer dollars.
Our nation’s health depends on Community Health Centers. Hear what our patients and staff have to say:
TAKE ACTION: Respond to NACHC's Advocacy Alert and contact your Member of Congress to urge them to oppose any cuts to health centers today!
INFORMATION AND TOOLS: Message points, fact sheets, and templates for letters to the editor and op-eds on the cuts.
NACHC BLOGS ON THE CUTS: Our NACHC Blogs are the best way to know what's going on in Congress right now. Health Centers on the Hill, Health Center Advocacy In Action and Health Center News and Happenings all give updates and information on the cuts from different angles.
MEDIA STORIES ON THE CUTS: Media coverage from around the country on health center cuts - find news coverage from your state.