Let Your Voice Be Heard! Advocacy at CHN
In order to keep community health centers, like CHN, in the neighborhoods that need us most, we need your help! Elected and appointed government officials will listen to our voice if we join together and make it loud enough.
The Policy Institute
Our policy professionals are working to protect and advance policies that impact the mission of CHN at the federal, state, and local levels.
The Institute relies on CHN’s real life experience providing healthcare to underserved New Yorkers to advance public policy initiatives that will improve the lives of CHN patients and, ultimately, all Americans.
The Institute monitors the changing healthcare environment, provides analysis of issues affecting health centers and delivery of healthcare to medically underserved communities, creates partnerships to advance sound and humane public policies, and fights for changes we believe will improve how the nation’s most vulnerable patients receive care.
We can’t do it alone, so please let us know if you have ideas for how we can continue to expand and improve healthcare.
Current policy priorities include:
Same-Day Billing for Medicaid
Expedited Credentialing for Medicaid Providers
Access to Family Planning Services
Healthy Food Access
Expanded Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment
As part of Community Healthcare Network’s grass roots advocacy, CHN has appointed several individuals from each clinic to serve as Policy Champions for their community. Each Policy Champion engages with local issues and works alongside community organizations to advocate for patient access to important resources, such as housing, healthy food, and employment. Policy Champions keep a pulse on pertinent issues and highlight areas where CHN can positively impact its communities.