Policy Matters

For over 50 years, Community Health Centers have garnered broad recognition and support from both the public and private sectors for their work in providing healthcare access to the nation’s medically underserved. As the national voice for community-based health centers, NACHC promotes the mission and accomplishments of health centers and works to secure ongoing support and resources to protect and strengthen health center services and expand access to them for people and communities in need.

Working in tandem with State and Regional Primary Care Associations, NACHC:

  • Continuously monitors the changing health care environment at all levels.
  • Conducts in-depth analysis of key legislative and regulatory issues affecting health centers and the delivery of health care to the medically underserved and uninsured.
  • Educates policymakers, regulators, academia, corporate America and the public about the critical role Community Health Centers play in the nation’s health care system and on issues that impact health centers and the people they serve.
  • Unites all community health advocates through a strong collective voice to ensure health care Access for All America.

How the Federal, Regulatory, State, Grassroots Advocacy, Policy Research Departments Work Together – PPR Work Flow Infographic

Highlighted Events and Resources

Webinar Recording NACHC Environmental Scan on Behavioral Health & SUD/OUD Service Integration (July 10, 2018 at 2PM ET) The NACHC Public Policy & Research team has been conducting an environmental scan to enhance NACHC’s policy agenda around behavioral health and substance use disorder (including opioid use disorder). Dr. Kimá Taylor has interviewed leaders at health centers and PCAs in roughly 15 states. The preliminary findings of that scan were shared during this important webinar presentation. View the recording here.

Hot Topic Issue Brief: Rising to the Challenge: Community Health Centers are Making Substance Use Disorder Treatment More Accessible than Ever

Hot Topic Fact Sheet: Telehealth and Health Centers 

Fact Sheet: A Guide to NACHC’s Policy and Research Division