Virginia Health Center Advocates Head to Capitol Hill

This week, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) is holding its annual Policy & Issues Forum (P&I) in Washington, D.C.

On Thursday, health center executives, board members, and advocates headed to Capitol Hill to meet with their representatives, and to share why health centers are a critical part of the healthcare landscape in the United States.

Many of our members from Virginia community health centers met with their elected officials and urged them to continue their support of the community health movement:

Health center executives and board members from Southeastern Virginia Health System and Hampton Roads Community Health Center, with Congressman Bobby Scott in his office on Capitol Hill.
Amanda Palmore (L) and Paula Tomko (C) of Central Virginia Health Services, Inc., with Rep. Tom Garrett at Capitol Hill offices.




Advocates from Central Virginia Health Services and Tri-Area Community Health sat down with Rep. Tom Garrett to discuss the impact of community health centers on patients, employees, and Virginia’s communities at large.


U.S. Senator Tim Kaine with Virginia health center advocates from Southeastern Virginia Health System, Eastern Shore Rural Health System, and Virginia Community Healthcare Association.



Advocates from Blue Ridge Medical Center meet with Congressman Bob Goodlatte.