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Community Health Centers: Making a Difference
Community Health Centers: Making a Difference
Community Health Centers: Making a Difference
Community Health Centers: Making a Difference
Community Health Centers: Making a Difference
Community Health Centers: Making a Difference
Community Health Centers: Making a Difference
Community Health Centers: Making a Difference
Community Health Centers: Making a Difference
Community Health Centers: Making a Difference
Community Health Centers: Making a Difference
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Community Health Centers: Making a Difference

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  • 1. Community Health Centers: Making a Difference
  • 2. Community health centers (CHCs)provide primary care to more than 20million patients in more than 8,000locations nationwide.
  • 3. CHCs now serve 1 in 7 uninsuredpeople nationally, and 1 in 5 of the lowincome uninsured. From 2000 topresent, the number of patientsreceiving treatment at health centersincreased by 62 percent.
  • 4. CHCs provide efficient, cost-effectivecare that can reduce or eliminate theneed for more costly emergency roomvisits or avoidable hospital stays.
  • 5. CHCs emphasize preventive care andchronic disease management forconditions like diabetes, asthma, heartand lung disease, depression, cancerand HIV/AIDS.
  • 6. According to the National Association ofCommunity Health Centers (NACHC),communities served by a health centerexperience reduced infant mortality byas much as 40 percent, and alsoexperience reduced rates of low birthweight.
  • 7. According to NACHC, CHCs reduceoverall healthcare costs and save theMedicaid program as much as 30percent while still delivering high qualitycare to their Medicaid patients.
  • 8. A recent study found that federallyfunded community health centersperform equal to or better than privatepractices on a number of quality-caremeasures.
  • 9. Want to know more aboutCHCs?• What is a CHC?• CHCs as Medical Homes• CHCs and HIV/AIDS Care• The Unique Health IT Needs of CHCs
  • 10. Learn more!Our website hosts a wealth of freeresources, including white papers, casestudies, industry blog, newslettercovering current events in health care,tips and tricks for your practice, andother informative articles. www.successehs.com

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