2021 Policy & Issues Forum

Just Announced – P&I Keynote Speaker

Daniel E. Dawes, JD
Executive Director of Satcher Health Leadership Institute
Morehouse School of Medicine

Daniel E. Dawes, JD, will deliver the keynote address at NACHC’s 2021 Virtual Policy & Issues Forum in March. As a nationally recognized health care and public health leader and policy expert who has been at the forefront of major federal health policy negotiations, including the Affordable Care Act, Dawes will discuss the critical bridge between social and political determinants of health and its potential to bring about greater health equity and ultimately, better health outcomes for marginalized people and communities.


After thoughtful consideration and discussions with our Board of Directors, the National Association of Community Health Centers will host its 2021 Policy & Issues Forum in a virtual format, March 15-18, 2021. While nothing can replace face-to-face engagement in Washington, D.C. with our colleagues from across the country, Administration and government officials and our Congressional representatives, concerns regarding the health and well-being of our health center community during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic make the decision to go virtual necessary.

As many of you know, we will soon be working with a new Administration and Members of Congress. We face critically important issues with respect to funding and other resource needs, not the least of these related to the many complex issues surrounding COVID-19 vaccination planning. For these reasons, attendance (albeit virtually) at the 2021 Policy & Issues Forum will be more important than ever.

Planning for the virtual 2021 Policy & Issues Forum is underway and promises to provide a full and productive program focused on a host of health center operational, clinical, governance and policy/advocacy areas. We are also excited about plans for NACHC’s 50th Anniversary. Access to the conference schedule, registration and committee meetings is now available (note: committee meetings will take place prior to the conference). Thank you for your ongoing support of NACHC and stay safe and healthy!


Lathran J. Woodard                                    Tom Van Coverden
NACHC Chair of the Board                         President & CEO

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