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Advocate for the American Rescue Plan

Members of Congress are finalizing negotiations to approve the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 emergency relief plan set forth by President Joe Biden. The American Rescue Plan would provide financial relief to Americans, states and localities. Furthermore, the American Rescue Plan includes funding for community health centers (CHCs) to continue administering COVID-19 vaccines and tests, as well as provide programs to address social determinants of health such as food insecurity and housing. Members of Congress have listened to your advocacy, but we continue to need your support to help get the American Rescue Plan to the finish line. Send an email to your Member of Congress and ask them to support President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan, which...

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Help Us End Homelessness in California

We need your help to make sure Assemblymember Luz Rivas’ proposed Bring California Home Act is signed into law. The bill is set to put forth $2.4 billion per year toward solving California’s homeless crisis by increasing taxes on wealthy corporations with profits of $5 million or more. You can help us advocate for this proposed legislation by joining us to participate in the virtual Bring California Home Advocacy Day! Team up with NEVHC and advocates for those experiencing homelessness across the state and speak up on the importance of ending California’s homeless problem. Bring California Home Advocacy Day: • Educate our state elected officials about the services we provide to our unsheltered neighbors community • Learn about solutions to...

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Advocate to make telehealth payment under Medi-Cal permanent

State legislators have begun to review a trailer bill proposal submitted by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). The trailer bill language recommends how legislators should distribute $94.8 billion in state budget funds to expand telehealth as proposed by Governor Newsom. Currently, reimbursement for telehealth visits under Medi-Cal is tied to a federal emergency declaration that is set to expire on December 2021. We need your help to remind our state legislators why telehealth is important to our patients, and to urge them to make payment for telehealth permanent. • Telehealth allows our patients to continue receiving their care from the safety of their home during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. • Telehealth helps patients achieve optimal health by decreasing...

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Stand Up for Your Community’s Health

Advocacy allows Community Health Centers (CHCs), like NEVHC, to provide quality healthcare to underserved and underrepresented patients. We need you to join our advocacy network and support measures like President Biden’s American Rescue Plan so our patients get equal care. Join our advocacy network here!   How Can I Help Today? Start your advocacy journey by writing an email to your Member of Congress and urge them to vote in favor of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. The proposed bill provides $1.9 trillion toward COVID-19 relief efforts, much of which will be allocated toward CHCs. The plan will allow us to expand our COVID-19 testing and vaccination capacity, in addition to providing personal protective equipment that will ensure the safety...

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President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 emergency relief plan would provide direct relief to Americans, states, and localities.

In late December 2020, Members of Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 133), which included a three-year extension of mandatory funding for Community Health Centers (CHCs) at $4 billion per year, and a one-time annual allocation of discretionary funding of $1.68 billion. While we are grateful for our Members of Congress’ support, CHCs continue to require additional resources for us to continue providing COVID-19 vaccinations, testing and quality primary care to our patients.   President Joe Biden recently put forth his American Rescue Plan a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 emergency relief plan which would provide direct relief to Americans, states, and localities. The American Rescue Plan provides additional funding for COVID-19 vaccines, testing capacity and programs to address social determinants...

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CHCs need your support to urge the Senate to pass a new COVID-19 Relief Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a new COVID-19 Relief bill, a  $2.2 trillion package which includes $7.6 billion in supplemental emergency funding for CHCs. The funds approved by the House would allow CHCs to continue providing primary and preventive healthcare and testing for COVID-19 during the current pandemic. The bill is currently pending the review and vote by the Senate, and we need your support today!    Send an e-mail to your Member of Congress to urge them to work with their Senate colleagues to pass a COVID-19 package that includes:    •$7.6 billion – Emergency Funding for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)s. •$100 billion – Health Care Provider Relief Fund•$75 billion – National Testing and Contact Tracing Initiative•Expansion...

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#VOTE2020: An Action Plan

This year, all individuals registered to vote in California will receive a vote by mail ballot to use in November’s general election. Voting by mail is new for many of us, and you may have questions about mail-in ballots and how to ensure they are received and counted by Election Day. That’s why we created the #VOTE2020 action plan: a step-by-step guide to casting your ballot in this year’s important and exciting general election! Read on to ensure you are stress-free, prepared and counted on November 3! It’s up to each and every one of us to Get Out the Vote!   First Things First: Why Vote?  So much depends on our vote! • It's always important to vote, but...

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CHCs continue to require support from Congress during COVID-19

Northeast Valley Health Corporation (NEVHC) continues to deliver quality health care to patients in our community during the largest public health crisis of our lifetime. We must continue to stand united and stronger than ever to urge our Members of Congress to value our Community Health Centers (CHCs). Join us in telling Congress: Maintain CHCs as a top priority during negotiations to finalize a fourth stimulus package! The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate introduced their respective stimulus package proposals which featured noticeable differences in priorities. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the HEROES Act, a $3 trillion stimulus package to provide financial relief to Americans including workers, CHCs and more. Highlights from the HEROES Act important to...

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It’s #Census2020 Time!

Self-Respond to the 2020 Census! Every ten years, the United States Census is conducted. The census aims to count every person living in the United States regardless of their citizenship status, age, gender or ethnicity. The census is safe and all information you provide is protected under federal law. Because the census guides the way that the government distributes $800 billion of federal funding, it is important for you to represent yourself and be counted! The United States Constitution requires that the U.S. Census is conducted every ten years, and the data collected by the census determines how federal funding is spread across cities and states nationwide. With the challenges our country is facing during COVID-19 and the ongoing conversation...

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