Community Health Centers save lives and health care dollars in America’s most ignored communities. People of all ages and ethnicities have a medical home to manage their health on a regular basis. Health centers are the family doctor to people of all ages and walks of life – newborns, the elderly, the homeless, veterans and farmworkers. For more than 50 years health centers have taken a different approach to primary care. Health centers are problem-solvers, protectors of public health and innovators in illness prevention.They look beyond the medical chart for answers that not only prevent illness but address the environmental and social factors that can make people sick – lack of nutrition, exercise, homelessness, mental health and addiction. In providing access to affordable care among people least likely to have it, unnecessary hospitalizations and ER visits are significantly reduced and so are costs to the American taxpayer.
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