How taking the census helps your neighbors access healthcare

Did you know York County's population count determines how much federal funding we’ll receive for healthcare? Family First Health is just one of the organizations counting on you to complete the 2020 Census.

Too many people in York County miss annual physicals or ignore painful toothaches because they’re worried about the cost of routine healthcare.

“Choosing between needed health care and basic needs is a burden people don’t have to carry,” says Jenny Englerth, President and CEO of Family First Health.

Every day, Jenny watches as families visit the community health center at 116 S. George St. in downtown York, where they can get treatment regardless of income or insurance. Many patients pay just $10 a visit.

That’s because Family First Health receives about $3 million a year from the federal government to help cover those medical costs.

A portion of that funding is determined by York County’s population count, which is why taking the 2020 Census is so important.

(Click here to take it online now.)

Further, Jenny says, the census allows York residents to self-define who they are, where they come from, and how they describe their own heritage.

“That allows us to have a baseline of the race, ethnicity, and nationality makeup of our community,” Jenny says. “Because our mission is to reduce health disparities largely around race and ethnicity, we can target intervention to areas of our community who are likely to need them most.”

For Black and Latino families in York County, census data reinforces what Family First Health already sees as growing populations in need of services.

It also helps the health center push for a more diverse workforce, grow its translation services, and look for new ways to serve York residents.

“Taking a few minutes to fill out the census means we can help more families get the healthcare they need,” Jenny says. “This takes us all working together to make sure everyone is counted.”

Click here to take the census now

How taking the census helps your neighbors access healthcare

Did you know York County’s population count determines how much federal funding we’ll receive for healthcare? Family First Health is just one of the organizations counting on you to complete the 2020 Census.

Too many people in York County miss annual physicals or ignore painful toothaches because they’re worried about the cost of routine healthcare.

“Choosing between needed health care and basic needs is a burden people don’t have to carry,” says Jenny Englerth, President and CEO of Family First Health.

Every day, Jenny watches as families visit the community health center at 116 S. George St. in downtown York, where they can get treatment regardless of income or insurance. Many patients pay just $10 a visit.

That’s because Family First Health receives about $3 million a year from the federal government to help cover those medical costs.

A portion of that funding is determined by York County’s population count, which is why taking the 2020 Census is so important.

(Click here to take it online now.)

Further, Jenny says, the census allows York residents to self-define who they are, where they come from, and how they describe their own heritage.

“That allows us to have a baseline of the race, ethnicity, and nationality makeup of our community,” Jenny says. “Because our mission is to reduce health disparities largely around race and ethnicity, we can target intervention to areas of our community who are likely to need them most.”

For Black and Latino families in York County, census data reinforces what Family First Health already sees as growing populations in need of services.

It also helps the health center push for a more diverse workforce, grow its translation services, and look for new ways to serve York residents.

“Taking a few minutes to fill out the census means we can help more families get the healthcare they need,” Jenny says. “This takes us all working together to make sure everyone is counted.”

Click here to take the census now

No one should be sick and unable to see a doctor. The census helps make healthcare accessible.

Jenny Englerth, CEO and President of Family First Health

Take the census online now

No one should be sick and unable to see a doctor. The census helps make healthcare accessible.

Jenny Englerth, CEO and President of Family First Health

Take the census online now

Help York build a stronger future for you and your neighbors

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