Lawmakers will join FACHC members to champion the role they play in providing
high-quality healthcare to Florida’s low-income and vulnerable populations
Tomorrow, Florida’s leading advocate for community-based health care programs, the Florida Association of Community Health Centers (FACHC), will hold a press conference alongside Florida’s elected leaders to discuss the vital role its members serve in providing quality healthcare to local communities across the state.
For more than 35 years, community health centers have provided high-quality primary care, preventive and wrap-around services to those who need it most. FACHC serves more than 1.3 million Floridians at over 450 locations statewide with:
- 35% of its patients uninsured;
- 43% of its patients enrolled in Medicaid; and
- 90% of its patients reporting income below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
“Amid changes taking place across the healthcare spectrum, FACHC has and will continue to fulfill its mission to improve access to quality health services, no matter an individual’s ability to pay,” said Andy Behrman, president and CEO of FACHC. “We thank the legislature for its continued support, and look forward to working with them this year to educate and advocate on behalf of Florida’s community health centers and the patients they serve.”
For more information about FACHC and its members, visit www.fachc.org.
WHAT: Press conference to discuss the important role FACHC and its community-based healthcare members plays to provide high-quality care to patients across Florida.
WHO: Participants to be on hand at Tuesday’s press conference include:
· FACHC President and CEO, Andy Behrman
· CEO of Tampa Family Health Centers, Charlie Bottoms
· Representative and Minority Leader, Janet Cruz
· Senator Aaron Bean
· CEO Agape Community Health Center and former member of the House of Representatives, Mia Jones
WHEN: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
11:30 a.m. – noon
WHERE: Fourth Floor Rotunda
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100