A select group of Community Health Center leaders from around the country were honored by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) for their leadership in advocacy. The award ceremony took place during the 2017 NACHC Policy and Issues Forum a national conference with a record attendance of nearly 3,000 health center professionals. The advocates were honored with two separate categories of awards, the Elizabeth K. Cooke Most Valuable Player Award and the NACHC Grassroots Advocacy Hall of Fame. Both awards recognize the outstanding contributions health center advocates make in ensuring the strength and survival of the Community Health Center Movement.
The awardees are part of the growing Health Center Advocacy Network with a membership of more than 130,000 health center professionals, clinicians, nurses, board members and consumers. Their grassroots advocacy work is critical to ensuring the strength and survival health centers for the 25 million people who depend on them for affordable care.
A recently launched Health Center Advocacy Network website features tools and information to help spread the word about the value of health centers, as well as blog with the most up-to-date information about the legislative proposals in Congress that will impact the future of health care. To learn more about the Health Center Advocacy Network, or to sign up as a health center advocate, please visit www.hcadvocacy.org/.