Community Health Centers Hold Answer to Health Care Crisis
August 6, 2007: The National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. (NACHC) has released a new report asserting that these centers are a "bright spot" in the public health debate. Community Health Centers provide health care to 16 milliion Americans while saving money in health care costs and acting as an engine to generate economic benefits in the communities served. For the six New England states (2005 figures), the total health center economic impact is more than $1 billion. (Numbers include direct, indirect, and induced economic impacts.)
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Community Health Clinics Flourish, but Doctors Are Few
June 19, 2007: The Washington Post reports that the promise of better health care for millions of Americans in underserved communities is being undermined by a chronic shortage of doctors -- one that some officials of the health centers say the administration has done too little to address.
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Mental Health Care in Rural Communities: The Once and Future Role of Primary Care
January/February 2006: Commentary by John A. Gale, MS and David Lambert, PhD. Published in North Carolina Medical Journal.
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