On March 29, 2017 health center leaders will join decision-makers and public health leaders in the heart of Washington, D.C. to focus on the future. Your attendance at this national gathering is more critical than ever. Health care issues will be front and center as the new Administration and lawmakers on Capitol Hill assess health policies and consider proposals to restructure key federal programs, such as the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and Medicare. While many questions remain about the legislative plans taking shape, one thing is certain: your voice and participation is needed. Every one ofcapitol us must take an active role to advocate for our future and demonstrate our value to the nation’s health care system. Our objectives remain the same: preserve Medicaid and our unique role within it, maintain current services by fixing the funding cliff well before the September 2017 deadline, and ensure strong funding to enhance health center capacity, including investment in workforce. The P & I Forum is an opportunity for clinicians, board members, consumers, executives and many other community health leaders to bring perspectives to Members of Congress and offer constructive solutions to the issues at hand. Participants will also have the opportunity to hear from government officials, some of the nation’s leading health care experts, and their peers. Do not miss this opportunity to get the most up-to-date information and tools to help your health center organization stay ahead of the game. Stay tuned to this page for updates on key sessions and speakers at the NACHC 2017 Policy and Issues Forum.
The Policy and Issues Forum is your opportunity to join the thousands of advocates to put forward the NACHC policy agenda and make the case to preserve and protect the health center gains made under health reform.The Policy & Issues Forum (P&I) is THE largest gathering of health center clinicians, executive directors, State and Regional Primary Care partners, board members and advocates on record.