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NACHC, American Psychological Association Join Forces to Press Congressional Leadership to Fund Health Centers

NACHC, in partnership with the American Psychological Association, has sent a letter to House and Senate leaders to press for stable, long-term funding for Community Health Centers and critical health care workforce programs, such as Teaching Health Centers Graduate Medical Health Programs (THCGME) and the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). The letter notes that from 2010 to 2016, “Community Health Centers used the resources provided by Congress to double their behavioral health workforce” and treat a four-fold increase of patients struggling with opioid use and other substance use disorders. An essential part of responding to the rise in demand for substance abuse related services among patients was the ability for health centers to work with behavioral health providers, including psychologists. The December 13th letter notes that in 2018 “there were over 920 licensed clinical psychologists providing more than 1 million clinical visits.”

Learn more about health center funding and read the full text of the letter.