Advocate: Make a Difference and let your voice be heard! 

Advocacy is getting involved, taking action, and committing to an issue that you are passionate about, such as community health centers. One person who advocates can have a major impact because EVERY VOICE COUNTS. Many people working together can achieve far greater results.  Elected officials, policy makers and community leaders depend on advocates to help them understand which issues are important to the people they serve. The Center for Family Health needs your voice to help advocate for services and programs that promote access to care at community health centers.

In our advocacy work, the Center for Family Health partners with the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). These associations work on legislative and policy issues important to community health centers. Both associations support community health centers by helping people like you become effective advocates.

Advocates for the Center for Family Health help by speaking up at the local, state and national levels on important legislative issues. If your community health center in Jackson and health centers across the nation are important to you, please register to become a community health advocate.

Registered advocates will receive action alerts or other communications when important decisions are being made, with suggestions for how to support health centers. You can do this in the comfort of your own home. You can also volunteer to help at the health center or accompany staff and board members to meet with local, state and national elected officials and policy-makers. Your support as a health-center advocate helps to urge our local, state and federal lawmakers to continue to support the vital work of community health centers. We need your VOICE! Register now to be a community health advocate

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