Community Health Centers across the country are working tirelessly on the front lines to ensure that almost 30 million patients receive care amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Now is the time for health center advocates to stand up and stand together.

Ask Congress to keep $10 billion in capital funding and $6.3 billion in primary care workforce program funding in the reconciliation package. The funding is vital for the construction and modernization of Community Health Centers and a primary care workforce pipeline to alleviate the chronic clinician shortages.

 

Participating in Unity for Community Health Day is one way to advocate for our neighbors, but please remember to do so safely!

 

  • Call district offices ahead of time to ensure offices are open and receiving visitors or request a virtual meeting.
  • You can also call or email your members of Congress and show your support on social media.
  • Remember to invite your friends and family to join you as well.

 

Please make sure to let us know you will be participating by completing the RSVP form.

 

We are grateful for the dedication of Community Health Center staff, patients, and advocates. Thank you for standing up, and standing together during this difficult time. Use the resources below to guide your Capital & Workforce advocacy efforts.

 

Be sure to share your scheduled meetings with us, here.

Prior to Meeting:

How do I even get started with scheduling a meeting with my elected official? What do I even say when we get there? Check out the tools below for help!

Day-Of Meeting- Leave Behind Packet Resources:

Always come prepared with a folder of documents you can leave behind when meeting with elected officials. Print off the documents below and be sure to supplement with documents specific to your health center!

After Meeting Action Items:

I’ve met with my elected official or their staff, what should I do now?

Make sure to send a thank you note to the office! Reiterate the importance of your health center and thank them for their time.