The session begins with a federal legislative update discussion specific to the current status of various priority health center issues. It will then transition to a discussion about the need for a more coordinated national strategy on various state-based issues - using 340B discriminatory contracting as a case study. Third, NACHC staff will introduce several timely and emerging policy issues and solicit feedback on the relative importance and direction that should be pursued. Policy issues include: maternal health, behavioral health, and non-clinical workforce development. Lastly, the session will close with a focus on advocacy. Attendees will be asked to provide feedback on advocacy tools and strategies that they are incorporating to achieve results.
Attendees will learn about the status of key federal policy issues facing health centers.
Participants will provide feedback to NACHC PPR staff on emerging state policy issues. NACHC staff will reinforce the need for coordination to effectively advance the health center agenda.
Identify how PCA/HCCNs are investing in advocates and institutionalizing advocacy.