Contact: Amy Simmons Farber 202/309-0338
The 2019 Policy and Issues Forum (P&I), hosted by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), will kick off this week (March 27 – 31). Community Health Center advocates from around the country – including senior executives, clinicians, board members and other health care representatives – are expected to attend. A key areas of focus will be long-term and stable funding for health centers as they respond to critical public health challenges, including the opioid epidemic, and care for 28 million people, or 1 in 12 Americans.
Health centers have drawn broad bipartisan support over the course of more than 50 years caring for the chronically ill in some of America’s most challenged communities. They are at the forefront of a nationwide shift in addressing environmental and social factors as an integral part of primary care to yield better health outcomes – nutrition, behavioral health, unsafe housing and substance use disorders. Their efforts to prevent chronic disease and provide timely access to affordable care have helped save the U.S. health care system $24 billion annually.
The NACHC P&I will focus on policies that impact patients and health center operations, such as federal funding, primary care workforce recruitment, Medicaid policy developments, reimbursement and innovation.
The conference will also feature more than 60 exhibitors. General Sessions will feature remarks by top officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For a detailed schedule of events please visit this link.
WHAT: The 2019 NACHC Policy and Issues Forum
WHERE: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC 20008
WHEN: March 27-31, 2019
To learn more about the 2019 NACHC Policy and Issues Forum please visit nachc.org and follow #NACHC19PI on Twitter.