IPHCA Honors Health Center Champions Senator Tammy Duckworth and Congressman Danny K. Davis – The Southland Journal

IPHCA Honors Health Center Champions Senator Tammy Duckworth and Congressman Danny K. Davis (Springfield, IL) – The Illinois Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA) honored U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth and Congressman Danny K. Davis for their exemplary leadership and efforts in support of community health centers on Friday, June 10.

Senator Duckworth received the 2022 Distinguished Community Health Center Advocate Award at 5843 S. Western Avenue from Friend Family Health Center Inc. in southwest Chicago. IPHCA Executive Director Ollie Idowu presented the award and thanked the senator for her longstanding commitment to maternal health, veterans care and people with disabilities, as well as her support for officers. healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“While I am grateful for this honor today, I am very grateful for the work Community Health Centers do every day, and especially for all that they have done throughout the pandemic,” said Duckworth. “Underserved communities depend on community health centers for affordable and accessible care. I am proud that with the US bailout, Democrats and President Biden were able to provide the necessary funding to qualified federal health centers, including dozens of community health centers across our state.

Congressman Davis received the 2022 Distinguished Community Health Center Champion Award in recognition of his lifelong contribution to the health center movement. Davis was a pioneer in the early days of health centers, helping found one of the very first community health centers in the nation as well as the organization that would later become the National Association of Community Health Centers. Since then, he has remained a strong advocate for health centers. The award was presented to the Komed/Holman Center at Near North Health in Chicago as part of the organization‘s final day of Men’s Health Week activities.

The awards were presented by IPHCA on behalf of its national affiliate, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). Other Congressional awards will be presented in districts throughout the summer.

IPHCA Honors Health Center Champions Senator Tammy Duckworth and Congressman Danny K. Davis

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