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RIHCA - Rhode Island Health Center Association

Public Policy

Public policy decisions affect the ability of the community health centers to provide high-quality primary health care. The Rhode Island Health Center Association (RIHCA) is committed to monitor and inform the local, state, and national policy that affects the community health centers. We do this by:

  • Informing Rhode Island’s community health centers about policies and potential changes to policies that might affect them and their ability to care for their patients;
  • Serving as a resource to legislators and public officials as they consider laws and regulations that affect community health centers and the provision of primary care in Rhode Island; and
  • Collaborating with state departments and non-profit agencies to implement and improve programs affecting health centers and uninsured and underserved patients.
Rhode Island State House

Public Policy Goals

  • Increase access to health care for the medically uninsured and underserved
  • Support community health centers in their role as a proven health care system

Public Policy Updates

State Policy

The Rhode Island Health Center Association actively follows state legislative and policy discussions relating to health care in Rhode Island. RIHCA participates in health care reform and Medicaid workgroups and commissions, and closely follows legislative and regulatory proposals.

Read more about Rhode Island policy.

Federal Policy

RIHCA follows federal policy around health reform, health care and community health centers.

Read more about federal policy.

For more information about the Rhode Island Health Center’s public policy work, please contact: