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National Health Center Week: August 6-12, 2023

Press Release Number CB23-SFS.113

From the Health Resources & Services Administration: What is a Health Center?

“Health centers are community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide affordable, accessible, high-quality primary health care services to individuals and families, including people experiencing homelessness, agricultural workers, residents of public housing, and veterans.

“Health centers integrate access to pharmacy, mental health, substance use disorder, and oral health services in areas where economic, geographic, or cultural barriers limit access to affordable health care. Health centers reduce health disparities by emphasizing coordinated care management of patients with multiple health care needs and the use of key quality improvement practices, including health information technology.”

From The American Presidency Project: Proclamation 10428—National Health Center Week, 2022:

“Over half a century ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson piloted a program to deliver affordable primary health care to Americans who needed it most. He helped establish community health centers in underserved areas, making medical services accessible to people irrespective of their age, geography, or economic status. President Johnson's philosophy was simple: in a "Great Society," no one is left behind. Today, that ideal lives on. Health centers provide quality medical, dental, and behavioral health care services to more than 30 million Americans each year, and they remain a cornerstone of our public health system. During National Health Center Week, we celebrate the vital role these health centers play in safeguarding the well-being of Americans and honor the heroic staff who keep these facilities running.”

Key Stats

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From Census.gov  /  Topics  /  Health

Source: Current Population Survey (CPS), 2021 and 2022 Annual Social and Economic Supplements (CPS ASEC) and the American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates.

Source: 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 1- year estimates.

  • NAICS 62, Health Care and Social Assistance
  • NAICS 621, Ambulatory Health Care Services
  • NAICS 6214, Outpatient Care Centers

Source: 2017 Economic Census.

  • NAICS 62, Health Care and Social Assistance
  • NAICS 621, Ambulatory Health Care Services
  • NAICS 6214, Outpatient Care Centers
  • NAICS 62141, Family Planning Centers
  • NAICS 62142, Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
  • NAICS 62149, Other Outpatient Care Centers
  • NAICS 621491, HMO Medical Centers
  • NAICS 621492, Kidney Dialysis Centers
  • NAICS 621493, Freestanding Ambulatory Surgical and Emergency Centers
  • NAICS 621498, All Other Outpatient Care Centers

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