Contact your Representatives or Senators via our APHA advocacy action alert and urge them to support the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act, H.R. 2632, to expand access to health services for kids at school!
With its enactment, the Affordable Care Act set aside $200 million dollars to fund school-based health centers between 2011 and 2013, in a program called the School-Based Health Center Capital Program. These grants, awarded through the US Department of Health and Human Services, enabled awardees to increase their capacity by over 50-percent, and were awarded to more than 700 centers across the United States. Critical funding for school-based health center operations was also authorized but has not yet been appropriated. Urge Congress to reauthorize the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act, H.R. 2632!
Learn about APHA’s other Action Alerts here! Send messages to your members of Congress or the President, urging them to support other public health issues.