AAPCHO COVID-19 Policy Alerts and Updates
Last Updated: July 10, 2020
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- TAKE ACTION! Community health centers are on the frontline in responding to Coronavirus. Let your members of Congress know about their critical role in protecting against and preventing the spread of COVID-19.
- Recommendations in Response to COVID-19: Strengthening the Federal Approach – Community Catalyst developed a set of federal recommendations to support conversations with policymakers.
- COVID-19 Talking Points for State Advocates – Community Catalyst developed messaging and talking points for state advocates, focusing on racial inequities.
- Meng Introduces Legislation Requiring Federal Government Agencies to Translate Coronavirus Materials into Multiple Languages (April 28, 2020)
- Navigating Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act): Summary for Nonprofits (March 26, 2020)
- COVID-19 and Legislation in the States (March 17, 2020)
- The Public Charge Rule and COVID-19 – The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released an alert to encourage all those, including aliens, with symptoms resembling COVID-19 to seek care.
- Status of Coronavirus Funding for Health Centers: The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Action, 2020 was signed into law to provide $8.3 billion in emergency funding for federal agencies to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak on March 6, 2020. To assist health centers, there will be $100 million available for prevention of, preparing for, and responding to COVID-19. HRSA is working quickly to develop a spending plan and will expedite the awarding of funds.
- AAPCHO’s statement applauding CARES Act (March 25, 2020)
- HHS Awards $100 Million to Health Centers for COVID-19 Response (March 24, 2020)
- AAPCHO’s statement denouncing discriminatory language during COVID-19 Pandemic (March 17, 2020)
- Joint statement on denouncing anti-Asian racism around COVID-10 (March 11, 2020)
- AAPCHO’s statement on discrimination and misinformation in response to coronavirus (March 4, 2020)