Community Health Centers can play a key part of the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination strategy, but only if we can do so without risking our trust and credibility with our patients, many of whom belong to populations with a historical basis for skepticism about government vaccination programs. With a safe and scientifically sound vaccine and an equitable distribution plan, health centers stand ready to assist. Read more about the health center role in COVID-19 vaccinations:
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Members of Congress have been circulating ‘Dear Colleague’ letters in support of health centers on various fronts. Below is a list of the letters, their sign-on deadlines, and an updated signature count for each.
Examples of Op-Eds/LTEs Written by CHC Leadership:
South Dakota: John Mengenhausen, CEO of Horizon Health Care
Kentucky: Blair Lykins, director of Pharmacy Services at PrimaryPlus
Texas: Sharad Kohli, MD, family medicine physician at People’s Community Clinic
North Carolina: Kim Schwartz, CEO of Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center
Maine: Martin Sabol, director of health services at Nasson Health Care
Tennessee: Teresa Dabney, CEO of Community Health of East Tennessee
For more information on COVID-19 relevant to Community Health Centers, click here to go to NACHC’s informational resources.