Save Our Teaching Health Center Programs


Teaching Health Center programs across the country are in jeopardy if the U.S. Congress fails to enact legislation extending the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program past September 30, 2017.  A two-year extension Congress approved on a bipartisan basis early in 2015 will sunset unless Senators and Representatives agree on similar legislation in the next few months.


The American Association of Teaching Health Centers (AATHC), along with other stakeholder groups representing family physicians and other primary care providers, seeks legislation that  continues funding THCGME and ensures the long-term economic viability and stability of Teaching Health Centers. This is a federal program that works and it is quite lean and efficient when compared to other federal programs.  If Congress adopts legislation recommended by AATHC,  we can preserve existing physician training programs and expand these programs to more communities that are in dire need of doctors to avoid a doctor shortage.  This legislation will permit Teaching Health Centers to continue to attract high-quality medical residents who have a desire to give back to their communities.


Help us share our message on social media networks like Facebook and Twitter. Simply click the “Share Our Message” button below and select the button below that describes the group you identify with most. Then choose the message you want to share with your family, friends and Congressional leaders. Or click on the Share Our Vision button below for dynamic images that you can share via social media.





Why Use Social Media?

The rise of social media has profoundly altered the way in which constituents interact with elected officials. As a public forum, social media increases visibility for what was once a private conversation between the writer and receiver of a letter or email. Visit our Contact Congress, Share Our Message and Share Our Vision sections to urge members of Congress to fund this important program.