We invite you to be active during the 2022 Virtual State Advocacy Week, March 7th – 11th to advance community health centers and patient priorities in the State.
 
How to participate?
 
Take Action Now on 340B (to establish protections for the 340B prescription drug discount program)
 
The Illinois Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA) is leading legislation, HB4595, to establish protections for the 340B prescription drug discount program. This program is vital to ensuring access to affordable medication and care for underserved patients like the individuals served at Illinois community health centers. HB4595 passed the Illinois House unanimously and is now being considered in the Senate.
 
1. Visit this website https://p2a.co/lULttRDto and send an email (the body of the email will be provided) to your State Senator to cosponsor and support this critical piece of legislation today, or
 
2. Text: HB4595 to 52886 and follow the instructions provided there.
 
Take Action Now on HB4645 (the Equity + Representation in Health Care Act)
 
The Illinois Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA) is partnering with Cook County Health to champion HB4645 – the Equity + Representation in Health Care Act. This important bill aims to strengthen diversity and representation in the healthcare workforce by prioritizing candidates who are from underrepresented backgrounds. Having healthcare providers who better reflect the patient population served has been shown to improve patient experience and outcomes. Further, by creating student loan repayment and scholarship programs for healthcare workers willing to serve in underserved communities, this legislation will also strengthen access to care where it is needed the most in our state.
 
1. Visit this website https://p2a.co/BJDvtqy and send an email (the body of the email will be provided) to your State Senator to cosponsor and support this critical piece of legislation today, or
 
2. Text: HB4645 to 52886 and follow the instructions provided there.
 
Any of these options should not take you more than 3 minutes. Whether you are new to advocacy or an experienced advocate, your voice is needed to help the support on both bills!