From the Health Resources & Services Administration: What is a Health Center?
“Health centers are community-based and patient-directed organizations that deliver comprehensive, culturally competent, high-quality primary health care services to the nation’s most vulnerable individuals and families, including people experiencing homelessness, agricultural workers, residents of public housing, and veterans.
“Health centers integrate access to pharmacy, mental health, substance use disorder, and oral health services in areas where economic, geographic, or cultural barriers limit access to affordable health care. By emphasizing coordinated care management of patients with multiple health care needs and the use of key quality improvement practices, including health information technology, health centers reduce health disparities.”
From The American Presidency Project: Proclamation 10237—National Health Center Week, 2021:
“In 1965, our Nation launched its first community health centers to improve the lives and well-being of Americans regardless of their ability to pay. These health centers were a key component of President Lyndon B. Johnson's ‘Great Society’ series of policy initiatives to eliminate poverty and racial injustice, and today serve as the bedrock on which our public health system was built. Today, health centers are one of the largest health care providers in the country and provide high-quality affordable, accessible, and value-based primary health care services to 29 million Americans each year—approximately 1 in 11 people across the country. They have also been a vital part of our Nation's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of National Health Center Week, we recognize the importance of federally-supported health centers and the role they play as a beacon of strength, service, and care in our communities.”
Source: 2020 County Business Patterns (CBP).
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From Census.gov > Topics > Health:
From Business and Industry, Time Series / Trend Charts, Quarterly Services Survey:
Source: 2020 Service Annual Survey (SAS).
Source: 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Estimates.
Source: 2019 Annual Business Survey (ABS) Program.
Source: 2017 Economic Census.
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From Census Academy, Your Learning Hub for Data Skills: