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 Contact: Amy Simmons Farber



Largest Gathering of Community Health Center Leaders Kicks Off in Nation’s Capital


Bethesda, MD – Hosted by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), the 2023 Policy and Issues Forum scheduled for this week (March 8-11) will draw thousands of Community Health Center advocates from around the country – including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, patients and senior executives.  Key areas of focus for the conference will be rebuilding the primary care workforce, protecting the low-cost 340B prescription drug program for patients, and ensuring equitable access to affordable health care.

The NACHC gathering comes on the heels of a NACHC report release showing that 100 million Americans – approximately one-third of the U.S. population – have trouble accessing primary health care.

Conference keynote speakers include Ana Navarro, GOP Strategist and Political Contributor to CNN and Telemundo, and Co-Host of ABC’s The View; and Bakari Sellers, CNN Political Analyst and Former State Representative from South Carolina.  Top health officials from the Biden Administration will also address the General Session, including Carole Johnson Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Other conference highlights include the EXPO hall with a host of vendors from the health care industry.  There is also a full day set aside at the conference for health centers advocates to dialogue on strategies for protecting 340B.

A preliminary schedule of events can be found at this link.

Members of the press who wish to cover the NACHC P&I must register in advance. To learn more about NACHC’s press policies and guidelines, please visit this link.


WHAT: The 2023 NACHC Policy and Issues Forum

WHERE: Marriott Marquis Washington DC
901 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001

WHEN: March 8-11, 2023


Follow conference events and highlights on Twitter using the hashtag #NACHCevents

For questions please contact: Amy Simmons Farber, AVP, Media Relations, NACHC, 202 309 0338.