2020 Annual Report
Each year, Washington Association for Community Health issues an annual report providing a recap of the major milestones and achievements our organization accomplished in the past year. For 2020, it was a year filled with both challenges and opportunities.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented upheaval--magnifying the healthcare needs of our community and the demands on our community health centers. The pandemic also initially resulted in devastating financial losses to Washington's community health centers due to the suspension of dental care and other non-emergency services.
We found opportunities to work alongside our health centers through it all, serving as a conduit to policy makers, providing guidance on ever changing regulations, delivering technical assistance, and convening forums to share, learn, and encourage each other. I am proud of our ability for finding new ways to serve our members, including the launch of our podcast to deliver expert insight to time-crunched health center staff.
I hope you can take a moment to read our annual report or the breakout reports on our work to build capacity, support public policy and implementation, and convene community health centers, and reflect on what we were able to accomplish together.
Bob Marsalli, CEO