Policy and Advocacy

For almost two decades, DCPCA has set the course for high quality, sustainable, accessible primary health care for all in the District of Columbia. More than ever before, primary care is at the heart of the effort to rewrite the District’s health story, and the survival and success of community health centers remains critical to a successful and thriving city.

Over the last ten years, we have seen great success. The District has achieved unprecedented health insurance coverage--94% of residents have health insurance, and 98% of DC’s children are covered. Additionally, we are first in the nation in rates of health insurance for Latino children. But there is more to be done.

DCPCA’s aggressive advocacy agenda identifies legislative, administrative, and budgetary opportunities to support health center sustainability and continued access to comprehensive, integrated primary care - all of which help our residents get and stay strong mentally and physically.

Looking forward, our challenge is to deliver on the implicit promise of coverage and access for all. Working in partnership with health centers, District government, public health advocates, and community members, we intend to match the increase in coverage and access with improvements in health outcomes and quality of life for all residents.

Click below to learn more about our current policy priorities: 

Current Policy Priorities- 2018