The Community Health Center (CHC) Movement started more than 50 years ago, with social justice and advocacy at its core. To learn more about the CHC Movement’s inception, watch this video from the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). Through outreach and education, CHCs, Primary Care Associations (PCAs), and concerned individuals can do their part to support and advance the work of CHCs and address the needs of health center patients and communities. CHAMPS aims to provide resources that can serve as tools and guides to build strong outreach programs within Region VIII CHCs and PCAs that demonstrate the value of health centers.
Please follow the links below for:
Education & Advocacy Communications Resources
Voter Registration and Ballot Measure Advocacy Resources
To learn more about the Health Center Advocate Program, visit the National Association for Community Health Centers (NACHC) Health Center Advocacy Network (HCAN) webpage.
To learn more about state-based advocacy efforts and sign up to be a CHC Advocate through your state’s PCA, visit the links below.
Colorado – Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN)
Information about CCHN’s policy and advocacy work.
Policy & Advocacy
Sign up to get action and informational alerts from CCHN and NACHC.
Get Active! Sign up here to be a Community Health Center Advocate
North & South Dakota – Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas (CHAD)
Information about various ways to get involved in advocacy efforts in the Dakotas.
Dakota Voice Advocacy
Sign up to receive alerts and notifications about the health care environment and calls to action for strategic and unified responses.
Join Dakota Voice
Utah – Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH)
Information about AUCH’s policy activities.
Health Center Policy Analysis
Please contact the CHAMPS Programs Coordinator, Population Health if you have any questions about these materials or would like to share any other useful resources.