Capitol Hill Briefing: New Report to Focus on Unmet Primary Health Care Needs in America

--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) will release a new report about the unmet primary health care needs of millions of Americans at a Capitol Hill briefing on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. The report, titled “Health Wanted: The State of Unmet Need for Primary Health Care in America,” will demonstrate how Americans are turning to the national network of Community Health Centers in greater numbers than ever, yet the need for their services continues to outpace their growth. The briefing comes as the nation marks the two-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. The ACA aims to expand the reach of Community Health Centers across the nation.

   

WHAT:

Capitol Hill Briefing and Report Release, “Health Wanted: The State of Unmet Need for Primary Health Care in America.”

 

WHO:

Sip Mouden, CEO of Community Health Centers of Arkansas

Nancy A. Sink, CEO of Family Health Care of Northwest Ohio, Van Wert, Ohio

Allen J. Bennett, President & CEO of Park West Health Systems, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland

 

WHERE:

1539 Longworth House Office Building

 

WHEN:

10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2012

 

Community Health Centers, also known as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) serve more than 20 million patients and operate over 8,100 health care delivery sites in every state and U.S. Territory. Health centers also provide one-quarter of primary care visits for the nation’s low-income population, making up a substantial share of the nation’s primary care infrastructure. For more information about the mission and accomplishments of health centers visit www.nachc.org.

NOTE: Members of the media can request an embargoed copy of the report by contacting Amy Simmons ([email protected]) or Micah Clemens ([email protected]) at 301-347-0400.



CONTACT:

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Amy Simmons
or
Micah Clemens
301-347-0400

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  District of Columbia

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Hospitals  Public Policy/Government  Healthcare Reform  Congressional News/Views  Public Policy  State/Local  White House/Federal Government  Professional Services  Insurance  General Health

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