On Friday October 20th, 2023 Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Rachel Levine announced that OCCHE would launch a “catalytic program” early in 2024 to support health care providers and especially safety net organizations in taking advantage of the tax credits, grants and other supports made available by the historic Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Speaking at a White House Roundtable, Admiral Levine noted that this legislation creates unprecedented opportunities for health sector organizations to make investments in clean energy, building efficiency, infrastructure resilience and more. This initiative is occurring through collaboration with federal partners including the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy and will feature national webinars as well as breakout sessions by provider type to help organizations assess their needs and opportunities.
A full schedule of planned national sessions (which will begin on January 25th), as well as breakouts for different safety net provider types (which will begin on February 1st), can be found here.
The groups identified for breakouts include essential hospitals, community health centers, and rural providers.