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Advocacy & Involvement

On behalf of its member health centers, CHCACT advocates for issues concerning the vitality of community health centers and their ability to serve underserved populations.

These issues include providing health care to the uninsured, homeless and other vulnerable populations who do not have a medical home, ensuring the HUSKY program works well for Connecticut residents and promoting programs that improve the delivery of health care.

CHCACT staff and FQHC board members and staff communicate regularly with federal and state officials, provide testimony at legislative public hearings and are participating with state appointed task forces to contribute to Connecticut’s future health policy plan.

2017 Legislative Testimony

2.7.17 House Bill 7008, An Act Concerning a Medicaid-Funded Pilot Program for Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives
Testimony provided to the Human Services Committee

2.7.17 House Bill 5971, An Act Extending the Period Children May Retain Dental Insurance Coverage Under Their Parents' Insurance Policies
Testimony provided to the Insurance & Real Estate Committee

2.10.17 Senate Bill 126, An Act Concerning Community Health Workers
Testimony provided to the Public Health Committee

2.17.17 Regarding the Human Services Provisions of the Governor's Budget Proposal
Testimony provided to the Appropriations Committee

2.23.17 Regarding the Health Provisions of the Governor's Budget Proposal
Testimony provided to the Appropriations Committee

3.2.17 Governor's House Bill 7040, An Act Implementing the Governor's Budget Recommendations for Human Services Programs
Testimony provided to the Human Services Committee

2016 Legislative Testimony

2.11.16 Regarding the Human Services Provisions of the Governor's Budget Proposal
Testimony provided to the Appropriations Committee

2.18.16 Regarding the Health Provisions of the Governor's Budget Proposal
Testimony provided to the Appropriations Committee

2.24.15 House Bill 5350, An Act Concerning the Department of Public Health's Recommendations on Fluoridation of the Public Water Supply
Testimony provided to the Public Health Committee

2015 Legislative Testimony

2.11.15 House Bill 6550, An Act Concerning Medicaid Provider Audits
Testimony provided to the Human Services Committee

2.26.15 House Bill 6846: An Act Implementing the Governor’s Budget Recommendations
Testimony provided to the Human Services Committee

2.27.15 Regarding the Human Services Provisions of the Governor's Budget Proposal
Testimony provided to the Appropriations Committee

3.6.15 Regarding the Health Provisions of the Governor's Budget Proposal
Testimony provided to the Appropriations Committee

2015 "Hill Day" in Washington, DC
On March 19, 2015, representatives of CHCACT and CT's federally-qualified health centers visited our Congressional delegation in Washington, DC. Our team included staff and board members from Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center, Generations Family Health Center, Norwalk Community Health Center, Optimus Health Care and Southwest Community Health Center.

We also brought along health professions students from UConn's Urban Service Track Program.

Thanks to our delegation and staff members who met with us to discuss the value that federally-qualified health centers bring to communities all across Connecticut!

CT's Federally-Qualified Health Centers Go to Washington!

To learn more about CHCACT's public policy program, contact Deb Polun.

 

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