Through collaborative work with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), NJPCA monitors activities at the federal level that affect our members and their ability to provide quality, affordable health care to the under-served.
NJPCA Federal priorities include maintaining funding for Community Health Center and the National Health Services Corps.
MAINTAINING COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER FUNDING
Stable federal funding ensures that more than 23 million patients served by community health centers nationwide have access to the most efficient primary and preventive care available. This assures a saving to the healthcare system of over $24 billion a year. Funding stability is undeniably vital to our centers. Federal Funding impacts the ability of Health Centers across the country and in New Jersey to effectively plan for the future, attract talented staff and clinicians, and operate efficiently.
MAINTAINING COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES FUNDING
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) provides financial and other needed support to primary care providers and sites in under-served communities. The President’s Budget proposes a significant investment in the primary care work force. If Congress acts, the NHSC will experience an increase in capacity by doubling the workforce of NHSC providers. This increase in capacity is vital to meeting our Centers’ urgent demand for more clinicians.