COVID-19 Advocacy

Use the resources below to guide your CHC advocacy efforts in the time of COVID-19:

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.

Spread awareness – share your CHC story on social media. Don’t forget to tag your Member of Congress and use #ValueCHCs when posting!