Community Health Centers are proud to carry out our country’s sacred obligation to provide health care for the thousands who have served and sacrificed to preserve America’s freedom. Today, nearly 400,000 veterans are health center patients, receiving quality primary care and preventive health services.
No veteran should have to stand in line and wait for needed health care, especially in these challenging times. That is why health centers are working to ensure that the growing numbers of veterans now seeking care at our doors can easily access an array of services to protect their health and well-being.
In addition to working with individual health centers and our state Primary Care Associations through our Veterans Interest Group, NACHC continues to communicate with Veterans Administration (VA) counterparts and representatives of third-party administrators responsible for administering the VA’s Community Care Program. NACHC has also strived to increase opportunities for health centers to forge strategic partnerships that foster innovation and new methods of care delivery to veterans— whether it is a VA telehealth pilot program, oral health, or mental health services or housing assistance.
We are proud that health centers not only serve veterans, but hire them. Veterans serve as active members of many health center boards or are working as staff on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thank you for your continued service to our nation and to our public health.
Established in 1971, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) serves as the national voice for America’s Health Centers and as an advocate for health care access for the medically underserved and uninsured.