WEST PALM BEACH, FL- The Senior Leadership team of Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. (FCHC) along with its Lead Communications and Marketing Specialist recently participated in the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) 2019 Policy and Issues Forum (P&I) held in Washington, D.C. This week-long event brought out thousands of community health advocates from around the country. The forum focused on the long-term and stable funding for all health centers, with an emphasis on current health care topics including Medicaid and the opioid epidemic.

During the forum, the FCHC-Senior Leadership Team not only attended educational and networking sessions, but also met with members of the United States Congress and Senate. The team joined by an FCHC board member met with Florida Congressman Brian Mast, Alcee Hastings, Greg Steube and Senator Marco Rubio. Issues discussed were the protection of an effective Medicaid program, providing comprehensive care through the 340B program and cosponsoring of the Community Health Investment, Modernization and Excellence (CHIME) Act.  The Senior Leadership team also stressed the importance of all community health centers, letting the members know health centers serve more than 28 million patients in over 11,000 communities.

"The NACHC P&I Conference is such an important event for community health centers because it gives us a chance to meet with politicians and bring healthcare issues to their door," said Jonesa Rodriguez, Lead Communications and Marketing Specialist," we may not change their minds at the moment, but it's a great feeling knowing that we have supplied them with the tools to make the right decisions, later on."

To learn more about the 2019 NACHC Policy and Issues Forum, please visit nachc.org.

About Florida Community Health Centers Inc.
Since 1976, Florida Community Health Centers Inc. has been considered a leader in Florida’s primary and preventive health care services. Comprehensive primary health care services are provided through a network of health centers surrounding Lake Okeechobee in South-Central Florida. FCHC has service delivery sites in the cities of Clewiston, Indiantown, Okeechobee, Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Pahokee, Moore Haven and Stuart with FCHC’s Corporate Office centrally located in West Palm Beach, Florida. Visit www.fchcinc.org for additional information, become a fan of FCHC on Facebook or follow on Instagram.