Current Issues and Actions
CCIH is working with its members, other Christians and people of faith, and the US Congress to gain support for increased US commitment and funding for international health services around the world.
CCIH members share the value of U.S. foreign assistance and why advocating and speaking out for those without a voice is important to them as Christians:
REACH Act Resource: Fact Sheet from World Vision
The REACH EVERY MOTHER AND CHILD ACT (S. 1730, H.R. 4022) will bring solutions that work to the mothers and children with the greatest need. If passed, this legislation will set ambitious goals – helping achieve the U.S. commitment of ending preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths by 2035. This fact sheet from World Vision explains the need for the Act, how it will help, and exactly what to ask your U.S. representative. CCIH and other faith-based partners have sent a letter of support for this bill to the U.S. Congress.
Advocating for Full Funding in FY 2019 for PFDA
CCIH joined members and partners of InterAction to urge support for full funding in Fiscal Year 2019 for poverty-focused international development and humanitarian assistance accounts at no less than the levels that reflect the minimum requirements needed to maintain American leadership in these vital areas, and could be achieved with an International Affairs Budget of $59.1 billion.See The Letter
Protecting US International Family Planning Assistance
CCIH joined the Faith-Based Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide in signing a letter to the leadership of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives committees with jurisdiction over State and Foreign Operations Appropriations accounts to express our support for the Senate level of funding for international family planning. The letter expresses that when women and girls lack access to the education and resources they need to create a healthy plan for becoming mothers, the result is tragic—303,000 women in developing nations die from preventable complications during childbirth, and 5.9 million children die before their fifth birthday each year. An investment in family planning is an investment that saves lives, particularly in areas of conflict and instability.See The Letter
International Family Planning Support
CCIH joined a number of faith–based organizations and people of faith in signing a letter sponsored by Hope Through Healing Hands urging the U.S. Senate and House of Representative Appropriations Committees to fund international family planning at the level included in the Senate State Foreign Operations appropriations bill, as family planning protects the health of mothers and children by helping families safely time and space pregnancies.See The Letter
CCIH Joins FBOs in Expressing Support for Poverty-Focused Development Assistance
CCIH joined 31 other faith-based organizations of the Interfaith Working Group on Foreign Assistance in sending a letter to the U.S. Congress House of Appropriations Committee in support of poverty-focused development assistance.See The Letter