CHC Board Members & Leaders met with Congressional Leaders!!!!

Community Health Center (CHC) community Board Members and CHC leaders convened in Washington, DC the week of 3/19 to meet with Congressional Leaders.

San Francisco CHC Leaders from Haight Ashbury-Walden House, Mission Neighborhood Health Center, North East Medical Services (NEMS) South of Market Health Center, St. Anthony Clinic and SFCCC met with Minority Leader Pelosi and Congresswoman Jackie Speier to encourage an additional $300M in Federal CHC funding for the Country. Health Center Board Members explained to Congressional Representatives and their staff about the skyrocketing demand for services by the recently uninsured.

The request supports President Obama’s request to Congress for increased funding. In response, both elected officials recognized the critical role community health centers offer in keeping health care costs lower and improving the health of the San Francisco population.