IPHCA Honors Community Health Center Champion, US Senator Dick Durbin – The Southland Journal
IPHCA Honors Community Health Center Champion, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (Decatur, IL) -Today the Illinois Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA) was pleased to honor United States Senator Dick Durbin for his outstanding leadership and efforts in community health centers and underserved areas. served.
IPHCA presented the 2022 Distinguished Community Health Center Advocate Award to Crossing Healthcare in Decatur, Illinois. IPHCA and its member health centers are grateful for the Senator’s longstanding commitment to health issues, including protections for the 340B prescription drug rebate program, advancing historic investments in the National Health Service Corps and provider assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Senator Durbin has repeatedly shown his support for Community Health Centers and, more importantly, the individuals and communities they serve,” said Ollie Idowu, President and CEO of IPHCA. “At every turn, he has supported our efforts to improve and expand access to high-quality, comprehensive health care for our patients, including his leadership in securing historic investments for the National Health Service Corps – a powerful tool for attracting and retaining healthcare providers in underserved communities.
“Community Health Centers are a critical resource for so many Illinoisans, especially in urban and rural areas that have historically been underserved,” Durbin said. “Each of our residents deserves access to quality health services, and our community health centers are invaluable partners. I will continue to advocate for federal investments to strengthen the workforce, reduce costs, and improve health equity in every corner of our state.
The award was presented by IPHCA on behalf of its national affiliate, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC).
ABOUT THE PRIMARY HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION
The Illinois Primary Health Care Association is a nonprofit trade association that serves as the voice and champion for Illinois’ 53 community health centers that serve more than 1.5 million patients annually in more than 400 service sites in underserved areas of rural, urban and urban areas of our state. suburban communities.
IPHCA Honors Community Health Center Champion, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin