The Community Health Center Movement
Community Health Centers strive to be recognized as leaders in primary health care delivery, and aim to develop and maintain bipartisan legislative champions to support both state and federal funding. Grassroots advocates are critical to ensuring policymakers understand the local impact of health centers in our community.
Communicating with elected officials is only one part of advocacy. Educating our community, soliciting positive media attention and registering people to vote are all essential elements of effective advocacy.
In addition, advocates:
- Recruit new Community Health Center supporters;
- Participate in advocacy-related activities, such as making a phone call to a legislative office,
responding to an online Action Alert, leading a health center tour, or writing a letter to the editor;
- Participate in legislative activities, such as open meetings and town hall forums; and
- Introduce elected officials to community health centers in their area.
SIGN UP to be a Health Center Advocate and you will receive timely updates about issues or legislation impacting your local Community Health Center and access to health care. Action Alerts will allow you to easily contact your elected officials to voice your opinion about important issues. Be sure to list Progressive Community Health Centers as your health center connection so we can stay in touch with you, too!