Funding for Child & Adolescent Health Centers is at risk of being completely eliminated in the state’s fiscal year 2010 budget. Your action is needed today to appeal for restoration of full funding! Collectively having one strong and loud voice can make a positive change!
On June 17, the Senate K-12, School-Aid, and Education Appropriations Committee proposed complete elimination of all $4.7 million in state funding for Child & Adolescent Health Centers in fiscal year 2010 (beginning October 1, 2009).
We need you to call your state senator today and ask your school district leadership such as principles, superintendents, school boards, etc. to do the same.
Some Important Things to Cover with Your Senators…
– Please restore full funding of the Child & Adolescent Health Centers program in the K-12 budget.
– More than 200,000 children and adolescents will lose access to health care and prevention in underserved communities should funding of Child & Adolescent Health Centers be eliminated.
– The state will lose $16 million in FREE FEDERAL FUNDING if state funding of the Child & Adolescent Health Centers program is eliminated. This is fiscally irresponsible.
Other Important Officials to Contact…
– Senator Roger Kahn, Senate Appropriations Committee Majority Vice Chair
– Senator Ron Jelinek, Senate K-12 Appropriations Committee Chair and Senate Appropriations Committee Chair
– Mickey Switalski, Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chair