Wear something RED this Tuesday, February 6th to show support for community health center funding.
A Day of Demonstration for America’s Health Centers. The staff, patients and board members of Adelante Healthcare are joining the call to urge lawmakers on Capitol Hill to extend funding for Community Health Centers and preserve affordable health care in the community. The appeal to extend funding comes after months of living under a “funding cliff” after critical funding for health centers and other programs expired on October 1. Many health centers are already implementing cuts, hiring freezes and/or cutting back on programs but Adelante continues to honor our commitment to serve our communities.
Community Health Centers are the family doctor to more than 27 million patients across the country and Adelante Healthcare serves over 65,000 in Maricopa County.
They provide patients with a more affordable option than a hospital emergency room and save the U.S. health care system $24 billion a year. Health centers also work with community partners to respond to public health crises, such as the opioid epidemic and the recent disasters that struck Texas, Florida, California and Puerto Rico.
The program’s mission and record of success has earned bipartisan support from U.S. Presidents and lawmakers. However, funding is critical to keep health centers, services, and programs available to the communities they serve.
To learn more about health centers or how you can help, visit www.nachc.org. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter at a #RedAlert4CHCs
Adelante Healthcare is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Public Health Service organization under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). Adelante is an Equal Opportunity Employer.