Born in the 1960s out of America’s struggle for equality, social and economic justice, America’s Health Centers have always worked to improve the health and well-being of underserved people, in rural and urban areas and on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of every 11 Americans depends on a health center as a trusted and regular source for affordable health care – 91 percent of patients are low-income, and two-thirds are members of racial or ethnic minorities. Governed by local, patient-majority boards, health centers are transparent and accountable stewards of taxpayer dollars.
Health centers are innovators, healers and problem-solvers who reach beyond the walls of the conventional health care delivery system to not only prevent illness but to address the environmental causes of it in peoples’ lives – the social determinants of health. Learn more about the mission and accomplishments of health centers and download our new brochure.