Act Now: Fix the Cliff

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From the desk of Kate Renna, Development & Marketing Specialist at Whitney Young Health.

On September 14th, Whitney Young Health hosted its annual fundraiser at Revolution Hall in Troy. During his opening remarks, President & CEO, David Shippee spoke to our longtime supporters and fellow colleagues about a pressing issue that is going on within Congress that can negatively impact Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) all across the country with Whitney Young Health being one of them.

The Health Centers Fund, which comprises 70% of federal funding for FQHCs, will expire soon without Congressional action. What that means for Whitney Young Health is that starting the new fiscal year on October 1st, we lose a much needed $3.5 million dollars. This affects over 19,000 patients that we provide affordable healthcare to, comprising of men, women and children of all ages who otherwise wouldn’t receive this kind of necessary care if we were not around.

Time is of the essence, and we need ALL advocates to step up and reach out. It’s now easier than ever to respond to this critical call to action – simply click here and enter your contact information to send an e-mail to your Members (it has already been written for you) then pass the link along to your friends, family and work colleagues and ask them to do the same.

Whitney Young Health has always appreciated the support the community has given us, especially the Women’s Business Council. All it takes is one minute of your time to fill out the template email in the link above so our voices can be heard and encourage Congress to act swiftly.

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