Effort Launched as 14 percent of Americans Struggle to Access Nutritious and Affordable Food.
The nation’s Community Health Centers are already facing disruptions to care as a result of the funding cliff which took effect on October 1.
The clock ticking on the Community Health Center Funding Cliff gains notice in a feature article.
NACHC urges Congress to focus the health care debate on bipartisan solutions like the extension of the CHIP program and stabilizing community health center funding, which deliver value for taxpayers and improve patient health outcomes.
Senators Blunt, Stabenow Request Immediate Action to Avoid Loss of Health Care for Millions.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awards more than $200 million to 1,178 health centers to support expansion and integration of mental health services and substance abuse services.
The Community Health Investment, Modernization and Excellence (CHIME) Act of 2017 would extend the Community Health Centers Fund for an additional five years.
Public News Service reports that “California community health centers are sending teams and equipment to aid hurricane victims, even though the centers are staring down a funding cliff – at risk of losing 70 percent of their federal funding unless Congress takes action by the end of the month.”
Sufficient medicines (especially Tetanus) and staff shortages remain a big concern in affected areas.
More than 75 national organizations—representing doctors, nurses, hospitals, health centers, children, patients, the faith community, financial institutions and health care industry partners—today sent a letter to Congress.