Health Centers on the Hill
|Keep our community health centers alive and well!|
OPCA Federal Policy Director
The federal Health Center Program is facing a 70 percent cut in funding at the start of fiscal year 2016. The CHC "funding cliff" is real, it is written in current law, and it will affect every health center in Oregon and nationwide.
The only way to fix the cliff is for Congress and President Obama to act to change the law and ensure that health centers continue to have the support and resources they need to provide care to their current patients and millions of others who still lack access to care. Want to help? Check the Access is the Answer website for information on the quick steps you can take today!
Resources to help you:
Primary Care Cliff Funding Estimator: Enter basic information about your health center's budget and patient numbers and estimate the impact of the primary care cliff on your health center. (MS Excel File)
Keep up to date on the most recent alerts regarding CHC funding by visiting this link.
Get your community involved! Ask friends and family to sign up as health center advocates.
Tours for Federal Legislators
"Community health centers in Oregon are an important part of the effort to get America healthy."
--U.S. Senator Ron Wyden