While community health centers have bipartisan support in general, we are facing a 70% cut in funding to grants to Federally Qualified Health Centers if Congress does not act by September 30, 2017. These grants provide basic funding for health centers to allow them to serve everyone, without regard to ability to pay. Most of Congress does not want the funding to expire, but time is getting short and many other issues are getting their attention. We need to ask them to act NOW!
This is the link to a short video explaining the funding cliff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKBVyvhJJnw&feature=youtu.be
How You Can Help
Please go tohttp://www.hcadvocacy.org/takeaction to complete some simple communications with your legislators.
Contact your Members of Congress and ask them to Support Health Centers in the FY18 annual appropriations process:
- Funding Cliff Video for Social Media
- Send Your Member of Congress a message urging immediate action to fix the Health Center Funding Cliff
- Email your member of Congress
- Send a postcard