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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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Governor Newsom’s budget priorities shift drastically due to COVID-19, creating a $54 billion shortfall in the state’s budget

On January 10, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom introduced his 2020-21 state budget, a $222.2 billion budget proposal which demonstrated a strong commitment to strengthening California’s healthcare delivery system. The Governor’s January budget was the first step of a five-month budget period, during which time state legislators, including our State Senators and State Assembly members, review the Governor’s budget proposal, and budget committees and subcommittees in both the Senate and Assembly host public hearings through the 5-month period, ending in May. By May 14, the Governor provides an updated budget known as the May Revise, reflecting his proposed changes which usually reflect California’s most current financial state. The legislature must finalize and send a budget for the Governor to sign by...

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U.S. House passes the HEROES Act, an essential $3 trillion COVID-19 relief package

Beginning in early March, Congress, including our U.S. Representatives Tony Cárdenas, Brad Sherman and U.S. Senator’s Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris has passed several comprehensive COVID-19 stimulus bills which were then signed by the President of the United States (POTUS). These stimulus bills have helped provide financial assistance to Americans, including but not limited to: workers, community health centers (CHCs) and hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.   H.R. 6074 Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act   On March 6, 2020, Congress passed and the POTUS signed H.R. 6074, an $8.3 billion emergency funding package which included $100 million in emergency funding for CHCs. These funds were awarded to NEVHC and its fellow CHCs as grants administered by the Health...

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