ACTION ALERT

Tell Congress to Support Health Center Funding


Last Updated: February 26, 2019

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Tell Congress to Support Health Center Funding

  • Click here to send an email to your Members of Congress
  • Click here to send a tweet to your Members of Congress
  • Click here for some talking points to discuss with your Members of Congress
  • Click here for other ways to take action, including sending multilingual postcards (currently available in Chinese, Khmer, Korean, and Vietnamese)

Take action and ask your Members of Congress to support Health Center Funding Cliff by co-sponsoring legislation that extends the Community Health Center Fund (CHCF).

Two bills have been introduced in the U.S. Senate to reauthorize the CHCF for five years. Without reauthorization, the CHCF will lapse at the end of the fiscal year.

  1. S. 106 – The Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence (CHIME) Act
  2. S. 192 – The Community and Public Health Programs Extension Act

We expect the House to introduce legislation addressing funding for health centers in the coming weeks and will keep AAPCHO Members and partners informed.

Other Ways to Take Action

  • Post to social media! The more media attention the CHCF gets, the better. Get your providers to post too! Tag your Members of Congress.
  • Tell your story! Share your health center’s stories with your Members of Congress and tell them why they should also #valueCHCs! You can also share your stories with us by emailing policy@aapcho.org or submitting them online at www.aapcho.org/share-your-story.
  • Send postcards (currently available in Chinese, Khmer, Korean, and Vietnamese) to your Members of Congress! Tell them why you #valueCHCs and ask that them to support health center funding!