PIH's Emergency COVID-19 Response

by Partners In Health (PIH)
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PIH's Emergency COVID-19 Response
PIH's Emergency COVID-19 Response
PIH's Emergency COVID-19 Response

Project Report | Mar 21, 2024
March 2024 update

By Kristen Jenkinson | Manager of Community Giving

On behalf of all our staff and patients, thank you for your generous giving to Partners In Health! We are so grateful for your partnership.

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted many opportunities for growth in the US health care system, particularly as underserved communities struggled to access health care when they needed it the most. As the acute phase of the pandemic has slowed, we have now moved into a preparation phase—ensuring the tools are in place for the next time a global pandemic strikes.

Recently, Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) introduced the Community Health Worker Access Act, a new bill proposing crucial investments in the community health workforce to improve health care access in the United States. 

Supported by Partners In Health, this bill would improve the health of people and keep our communities healthy, as demonstrated by community health workers’ years of impact on health care in the U.S. and worldwide. This bill will also help strengthen the community health workforce by providing more sustained sources of funding within the health care system. 

PIH and our partners at the National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW) were invited to offer feedback on the draft bill, and we worked with Senator Casey’s team and partners to ensure the final bill reflected the needs identified by community health workers. Our policy paper on sustained Medicaid funding for community health workers helped inform our recommendations.  

PIH Engage, a grassroots organizing network of PIH supporters working to build a movement for the right to health, has advocated to build policymaker support for the Community Health Worker Access Act. In August, 160 PIH Engage leaders representing 80 local teams from across the U.S. came together in Washington, D.C., and met with the offices of 100 U.S. senators and representatives to kick off a year of advocacy engagement for global and domestic health policy priorities, including the Community Health Worker Access Act

Your transformative gift is helping ensure that communities are prepared for the next global pandemic, like COVID-19.

 In Solidarity,

 Partners In Health

 P.S. To learn more about your impact and other ways to make a difference, sign up for our newsletter at 


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Partners In Health (PIH)

Location: Boston, MA - USA
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Twitter: @PIH
Project Leader:
Aicha Belabbes
Boston , MA United States

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