It is important that we deliver a strong message for America’s Health Centers. There are 44 million uninsured people in this nation and another 56 million who, although they may have health insurance, live in areas without doctors and basic health services.
We need to raise awareness of the needs that exist in our communities and the high costs of failure to provide primary care and preventive health. More people need to understand that ours is a tested and accountable model of health care has produced the markers to expanding access and providing the cost effective care that can improve health delivery. National Health Center Week is your chance to speak out for your health center and the people and communities who rely on its services for healthy and productive lives.
Resources from HHS:
Coverage to Care Enrollment Toolkit
Coverage to Care Roadmap
Other Coverage to Care Resources (includes resources in additional languages and customizable pdfs)
NACHC Primary Care Funding Cliff Resource Library – click here to find background information about the Primary Care Cliff, updates on Congressional action, links to state-by-state data and a tool to estimate the impact on your health center.
National Economic and Community Impact of Federal Health Center Funding
National Economic and Community Impact of the Health Center Program
Providing Quality Care, Producing Results
America’s Health Centers Factsheet
America’s Health Centers Factsheet – en español
Health Centers: Cost Effectiveness Factsheet*
Health Centers: Treating the Uninsured Factsheet*
Health Centers: Treating America’s Farmworkers Factsheet*
INFOGRAPHIC: Going Beyond Primary Care – Health Centers Transform Health Care in Local Communities (*versions are availble in both English and Spanish).
If you would like to access additional issue briefs or health center factsheets visit: NACHC.com’s Data & Research page. (external link).