State Policy
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Advocating for Texas Health Centers

Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC) works closely with state agencies, legislators and other stakeholders to ensure health centers continue to play a critical role in Texas’ health care delivery system and operate in the most effective funding and regulatory environment. During the state’s biannual legislative session, TACHC works with legislative offices and state agency staff to promote the health center legislative agenda and updates centers on relevant legislation. TACHC also monitors the rulemaking process at state health agencies and updates health centers about upcoming changes affecting their operations. TACHC represents health centers on several statewide coalitions aimed at improving access to care for all Texans. 

Legislative

Ensuring every Texan has equal access to healthcare.

Priorities

Regulatory

Breaking down unfair barriers in Texas faced by the underserved.

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Third Texas Special Legislative Session

The Texas legislature convened a third special legislative session that ended on October 19th, where lawmakers decided how the state will spend billions in federal American Rescue Plan Act dollars. TACHC successfully advocated for funding to reestablish the FQHC Incubator Program, which will fund capacity-building and infrastructure needs for new and existing health centers. 
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TACHC's 87th Legislative Session Results

The 87th Legislative Session was one of the most unique and challenging in recent history. TACHC successfully advocated for several key health center priorities, monitored hundreds of bills filed with potential impact on health centers, and analyzed dozens that passed which impact health center operations. 
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Resources

2021 Texas Statewide FQHC Fact Sheets
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