Amanda Pears Kelly, ACU Executive Director

Tomorrow, March 2, at 10 a.m. ET, ACU Executive Director and Advocates for Community Health CEO Amanda Pears Kelly will join Ben Harvey, Chief Executive Officer of our member Indiana Primary Health Care Association, to provide testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions at a hearing, “Community Health Centers: Saving Lives, Saving Money.” The hearing is expected to focus on health centers’ value in improving access to and quality of care for underserved populations, as well as the need for ongoing and expanded funding to support these vital institutions.

Also testifying are Dr. Robert S. Nocon, Assistant Professor at the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine, Sue Veer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Carolina Health Centers, and Jessica Farb, Managing Director of the Government Accountability Office. The hearing coincides with the publishing of a new report from the National Association of Community Health Centers, “Closing the Primary Care Gap: How Community Health Centers Can Address the Nation’s Primary Care Crisis,” which found that nearly a third of Americans lack access to primary care. Community health centers can help fill these gaps in care while advancing health equity, but only with sufficient funding and support.

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