State HEALTH POLICY UPDATES
SFCCC and our member clinics work alongside the California Primary Care Association and other statewide groups to:
- Educate State policy makers about the important contributions made by community health centers to the health and economies of our communities.
- Improve the State’s administration of the Medi-Cal program and increase funding for the high quality care provided by community health centers.
- Increase pathways and financial support for health and human service providers to encourage a robust, diverse workforce in community health centers.
- Support community health centers as they increasingly integrate behavioral health into primary care.
Advocate for new payment methodologies, allowing FHQCs to evolve from reliance upon face to face visits to more holistic population health models of care.
state health policy updates
The Governor’s Proposed Budget and the May Revision of the Governor’s Proposed Budget contained a proposal to eliminate the vital 340 (b) program, which has operated successfully for more than 25 years.
This program would have eliminated key drug discounts to patients, and important revenue that community health centers use to support vital patient services, such as case management for patients with multiple chronic conditions.
SFCCC joined with CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates, hospitals, HIV providers, and others to speak to members of the State Legislature about the importance of continuing 340 (b) and our commitment to transparency and accountability for these critical funds. We are happy to report that the final budget maintained the 340 (b) program.