Mission Driven Careers » Why Do Community Health Centers Deserve Celebration?
But why are CHCs worth celebrating? Here are a few facts about Colorado’s CHCs Colorado CHCs continue to serve more patients each year. From 2010 to 2011, they experienced a 3.5 percent increase in patient load, and have seen a 58.8 percent increase in patients over the last ten years (2002-2011). CHCs can save taxpayer money. One study shows that CHCs save the health care system $1,262 per patient. [i] Colorado CHCs provide comprehensive primary health care for less than $2.00 per patient…
School-centered approaches to improve community health: Lessons from school-based health centers
For children to have the best chance of becoming productive and healthy adults, child-serving systems need to coordinate their care and services. Two sectors in particular, education and health, play critical roles in promoting better outcomes for child wellbeing and long-term success. Excluding the home, schools and child health systems have the most direct influence on a child’s development. Yet, these two sectors often operate in…
Mission Driven Careers » Telluride Doc Moves to Norwood: Why Working at Community Health Centers...
Telluride, Colorado is known for a lot of wonderful things: a world-renowned annual bluegrass festival , gorgeous mountain peaks , several excellent film festivals , and of course great skiing . But those impressive accolades were not enough for Dr. David Homer who practiced in the quaint town for 25 years This spring, Dr. Homer moved 33 miles northwest to Norwood, Colorado where he’s now heading…
Community Health Charities’ Health Champions Inaugural Top Five List
By Thomas G. Bognanno This year, I am pleased to announce our inaugural Community Health Charities’ Health Champions campaign to recognize our corporate partners who are leading the charge in engaging their employees in critical giving and volunteer activities for health this year. The top five companies include: Wells Fargo, Anthem Foundation, UnitedHealth Group, American […]
How badly needed affordable housing in San Diego benefits community health
Loss of housing funds combined with increasing costs forcing San Diegans to spend more income on rent.
How AHCA Could Affect Community Health Centers
James W. Hunt, Jr., President and CEO of the Mass. League of Community Health Centers, talks about how access to care from neighborhood clinics could be affe...
Funding Community Health: How One Clinic Makes It Happen
Community health clinics play a key role in providing healthcare to low-income Americans, but fundraising for them isn't easy. As part of our dig into funding models, we look at the success of the Venice Family Clinic.
Infographic: How Community Health Workers Save Lives in the Developing World
Community health workers—trained practitioners who provide health care for pregnant women and treat newborns—give lifesaving care.
Do you know what a community health center is?
West Virginia's community health centers are the medical home to 1 in 5 West Virginians. They provide accessible, affordable and accountable primary care ser...
Why Community is Critical to Workforce Health
This report shares evidence and a call to action to increase cross-sector collaboration that generates systemic health improvements across society, using county health data to demonstrate linkages between workforce and community health.
Why Community Health Centers Matter
By treating patients, educating low-income people about health, and providing jobs, the local centers are an efficient and effective way to serve the needy.
July Lunch to Learn with Dr. Hoffman, Tri-State Community Health Center
Sun safety with Dr. Hoffman of Tri-State Community Health Center in McConnellsburg, Pa
Community Health Charities Earns Top 1 Percent of Most Viewed Profiles on GuideStar
CONTENT: Article Community Health Charities is pleased to announce its Gold level nonprofit profile on GuideStar , the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations enabling users to make better decisions, build connections and encourage charitable giving, has been identified as one of the top 1 percent most-viewed organizations on its website.
WYO Community Health Centers: 20,000 Depend on Them
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A new report that details the benefits and 50-year history of Community Health Centers notes that they are key to getting affordable health care to folks in rural areas - which describes most of Wyoming. Nearly 20,000 Wyomingites receive care at 13 health centers in Wyoming, said Jan Drury, chief executive of the Wyoming Primary Care Association. ...
Financial and Operational Ratios and Trends of Community Health Centers
This report provides an operational and financial overview of the community health center industry for the years 2008 – 2011. Prepared with the goal of increasing the information available to lenders and investors on community health centers nationwide, this document is the second of a series of studies supported by Citi Foundation, which will further illuminate the financial and operational trends of this group of organizations.
Community health center program fills a critical need
The majority of Montana’s community health centers (CHCs) are either located in or support satellite sites in rural communities across the state. Community Health Partners (CHP), with locations and services
Changes at Community Health Centers, and How Patients Are Benefiting
To track how community health centers across the U.S. are changing in light of shifts in the policy landscape, we compared results from the 2013 Commonwealth Fund Survey of Federally Qualified Health Centers — conducted one year prior to the ACA’s insurance expansions — with results from the most recent survey in 2018.
Why eye care is essential for community health centers
AOA Health Center Committee members believe eye and vision care services will become crucial for every community health center (CHC)—especially for serving the underserved.
Why I Love Working in a Community Health Center
Luis Garcia, M.D., spoke with several colleagues who work in community health centers, as he does, about what makes these practices so rewarding for family physicians.
What Can Communities Do Now for Health Equity?
The Culture of Health Prize communities demonstrate that there's no single formula to address health equity locally, but there are key lessons we can all learn from their success.