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HMA1 - Policy and Advocacy Update (NACHC Pillar #4)

‐ Nov 15, 2021 3:00pm

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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.