Community Health Centers in an Era of Health System Reform and Economic Downturn: Prospects and Challenges
This issue brief reviews the role of community health centers in the nation’s health care safety net. The centers provided comprehensive primary care to 16.1 million patients in 2007, many of them from lower-income families and medically underserved communities. The role of the centers is even more critical during an economic recession when families are more vulnerable to economic loss and unmet health needs.
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also of interest
- Federal and State Standards for "Essential Community Providers" under the ACA and Implications for Women's Health
- Community Health Centers: A 2012 Profile and Spotlight on Implications of State Medicaid Expansion Decisions
- Quality of Care in Community Health Centers and Factors Associated with Performance
- Medicaid and Community Health Centers: The Relationship Between Coverage for Adults and Primary Care Capacity in Medically Underserved Communities