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Health funding stuck in Congress: Local, state programs brace for impact if there’s no legislative fix

John Lundy of the Duluth News Tribune breaks down the impacts of going over the “federal funding cliff” for Minnesota’s community health centers. Read the full story here.

December Training Series

December 12th & 13th Join us for our 2017 UDS Training and our Roadmap to Population Health: Getting Started with Social Determinants Data training.

Help Us Fix the Cliff!

Contact your Senators and ask them to act immediately to fix the health center funding cliff! Visit our Public Policy page under Member Resources for more information.  

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The Clock Ran Out on CHC Funding

Patricia Ruiz de Somocucio of the American Cancer Society penned an opinion piece for the Star Tribune, asking the Minnesota delegation to rapidly reinstate federal funding of community health centers. Read the full story here.

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Federal Health Care Funding for Uninsured and Low-income Children Set to Expire 9/30/2017

Closing in on the end of the federal fiscal year, community health centers and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) faced going over a funding cliff unless Congress took action to reauthorize funding. The Star Tribune’s Glenn Howatt wrote about the impacts to safety-net health care without this crucial funding. Read the full story here.

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How Congress Can Move Forward After Graham-Cassidy

The Star Tribune’s editorial board highlighted the acute need for Congress to reauthorize funding for community health centers and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Read the full story here.

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Putting Community Back into Community Health

During National Health Center Week (August 13-19, 2017), the Duluth News Tribune ran an editorial written by Dayle Patterson of Lake Superior Community Health Center, reporting on the crucial role community health centers play in providing care to our most vulnerable populations across the country and in Minnesota. Read the full story here.