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    Posted on Aug 20, 2015

    5 Reasons To Wish Community Health Centers A Happy 50th Birthday

    Community Health Centers began as a small pilot program. Fifty years later, health centers have not just survived, but have expanded into the largest system of primary care that serves more than 24 million people. Why? Because they are good at what they do.

    1.) Health centers save the nation's healthcare system $24 billion annually.

    2.) They also generate $26.5 billion in total economic activity for local communities.

    3.) They provide quality healthcare. Health center patient outcomes meet or exceed those of other primary care providers, despite serving more patients with chronic illness and complex health needs.

    4.) Nearly 100% of health center patients report high satisfaction with the care they receive.

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    5.) Best of all they will provide access to quality, affordable primary and preventive healthcare for the whole family...

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    ...regardless of their ability to pay, whether they are insured, underinsured, or uninsured!

    Let's celebrate Community Health Centers!

    Give them a thumbs up...

    ...give them a round of applause!

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    And wish Community Health Centers a happy 50th birthday!

    Learn more about the Community Health Center Movement and how it all began.

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