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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.

PACHC News

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Help Enrich Your Patients’ Lives with a Dose of Financial Wellness

The Pennsylvania Treasury Department and its partners are working to motivate families across the Commonwealth to start saving for their child’s future as early as possible. Treasury’s ground-breaking Keystone Scholars program makes sure every baby gets a jump start to saving for education with a free $100 starter deposit in a Keystone Scholars account in their name. Accounts grow through Treasury investment and can be used after the child turns 18 to help with postsecondary education expenses at two- or four-year colleges, community colleges, technical schools or qualified apprenticeship programs. With partner Fund My Future, Treasury created the PA Savings Pledge to encourage and create savings habits through monthly reminders and raffles with cash prizes. $5,000 in prizes is up for grabs each month! PACHC members are invited to learn more about Treasury’s efforts to improve financial wellness and how health centers can be instrumental partners in helping the people they serve not only improve their health outcomes, but their financial and educational futures as well. Treasury offers trainings and webinars for healthcare staff, plus a wide array of materials from posters and brochures to videos and social media content. Interested health centers can email keystone@pa529.com to request information or materials. Treasury’s Keystone Scholars also offers an extra $50 Bright Future Booster deposit, for a total of $150, for babies born to women enrolled in WIC from January 2021 through June 2021. Research shows that children with even a modest amount of savings improve postsecondary education attainment. Read more about these impactful programs here, or reach out to Treasury by emailing keystone@pa529.com for more information on how you can become a partner and help your patients thrive in new ways. 

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