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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to change the way we are thinking about contacting our members of Congress. If your health center has not yet had to make the shift to emergency procedures, we need you to stand in for our health center community. Our colleagues, friends, and neighbors can no longer afford to operate with uncertainty in funding.
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 to have your meeting moved to a virtual platform. 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.
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. Stay healthy, stay safe, and wash your hands!