America’s Community Health Centers collectively serve more than 27 million people in more than 9,800 rural and urban communities across the country. For more than 50 years, their community-directed and patient responsive model of care has provided accessible, quality health care to medically disadvantaged and underserved people – regardless of their ability to pay. Today the health center model plays a critical role in expanding health care to more people and in transforming the nation’s health care delivery system by lowering health care costs, reducing chronic disease and health disparities.
There are a number of tools and resources to help you learn more about health centers. First, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. In addition you can sign-up for the NACHC RSS feed to receive the latest alerts and news releases. You can also visit the NACHC blogs, and learn the latest information about our work, including:
- Local health center innovations in your corner of the community.
- Policy matters on Capitol Hill that impact health centers and the people and communities they serve.
- The latest NACHC research data and fact sheets for background information, including state-by-state data, national statistics, and infographics.
If you are a media representative and would like to learn more about the mission and work of health centers, hear about NACHC conferences, or speak with a health center representative, please contact NACHC Communications Director Amy Simmons Farber.