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.”
Source: 2021 County Business Patterns (CBP).
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From Census.gov / Topics / Health:
Source: Quarterly Services Survey (QSS):
Source: 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 1- year estimates.
Source: 2021 Service Annual Survey (SAS).
Source: 2020 Annual Business Survey (ABS) Program.
Source: 2017 Economic Census.
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