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Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers serves as the collective voice for Pennsylvania's Federally Qualified Health Centers (FHQCs), FQHC Look-Alikes (FQHCLAs), and non-profit Rural Health Clinics (RHCs).  Our members are unique nonprofit primary care facilities that provide a wide array of services to Pennsylvanians in underserved areas of the state. There are nearly 300 sites in 52 counties serving nearly 900,000 Pennsylvanians.  At these primary care facilities, patients will receive high quality care at a price they can afford with sliding fees based on income and family size.

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Incorrect Census #s for PA Kids = $44 Million Loss in Federal Funding

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (PPC) in a new data analysis show that the commonwealth's children, especially those of color, have been consistently undercounted.  Here's why that matters: For every kid who wasn't counted in the 2010 Census, Pennsylvania lost $1,746 a head in federal funding for Medicaid, CHIP, foster care and adoption services, and childcare, according to PPC. A decade ago, Pennsylvania undercounted 25,197 children for a loss of nearly $44 million in federal funding. For a host of reasons, from highway and school funding to congressional representation, the need for an accurate national headcount is significant.  We know the challenges of getting accurate counts and we know the importance of overcoming them.  What is your health center doing to help?  You can download PPC's 2020 Census Toolkit here.

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