Policy and Advocacy

Policy and Advocacy

The Community Health Association Inland Southern Region (CHAISR or the Association) is a champion for community-based health centers and clinics located throughout Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

We use data and stories to advocate for our membership health centers to continue to serve the uninsured and underinsured in underserved areas. The Association works closely with elected officials, policy/decision makers and local leadership to educate and elevate the work of community health centers and clinics.

The Association collaborates with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) on federal issues and with the California Primary Care Association (CPCA), Regional Associations of California (RAC) and California Health+ Advocates on state policy and advocacy issues among other matters.

Current issues that the Association is working on:

  • 340B/Medi-Cal Rx
  • Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • Behavioral Health
  • Community Health Center Funding
  • COVID-19/Vaccination
  • Health4All
  • Telehealth
  • Workforce
Upcoming Events:

Webinar: Nonprofit Advocacy and Lobbying in SoCal’s Inland Counties
Thursday, March 11, 2021  9am – 10:30 am
Join Alliance for Justice, Bolder Academy, and CHAISR for a free online training on the laws that permit your nonprofit to advocate and lobby. Whether fighting to protect your community from COVID-19, pushing for needed food and housing assistance, or demanding safe communities for everyone, your 501(c)(3) can legally advocate for public policy and community change at every level of government.
Register for webinar here.