On Monday, December 11 at 10:30 am ET, NACHC is holding a briefing to update health center supporters about an exciting opportunity for advocacy. Congress will be voting this week on a bipartisan bill that provides increased and multi-year funding multi-year funding for Community Health Centers and primary care workforce programs, and we need strong advocacy from the field to ensure that it passes.
- Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez, MS, MPH, NACHC Board Chair, and President & CEO of Urban Health Plan, Inc., (UHP), Bronx, NY.
- Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP, President and CEO, NACHC
- Rose Duhan, President and CEO, Community Health Center Association of New York State (CHCANYS) and PCA Leadership Committee Chair
- Joe Dunn, Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Advocacy, NACHC
Background on the “Lower Costs, More Transparency Act”
NACHC has been urging Congress to pass a long-term extension and increase in health center and primary care workforce funding and now there’s a vote planned for the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act (H.R. 5378)! This bill gives health centers some much-needed certainty by providing a 10% funding increase over 2 years and 3 months. It also extends and increases funding for the National Health Service Corps and Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education programs, which support residents and providers practicing in underserved communities.
Ways you can take action
NACHC is asking health center supporters to contact their representatives and ask them to please consider supporting the bill. Use either or both methods below:
- Email: Use the email template to send your representative an email. Email now.
- Call: COMING SOON – Monday is a call-in day to Congress.
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