Community Centers Care for the MarginalizedSeptember 5, 2017 |
by Judy Lapinski
As our nation struggles to align health care needs with political designs, it is critical that we remember the necessity of open, welcoming care for all communities, especially those who have been historically marginalized and continue to face barriers to a healthy life.
Community health centers provide essential health care to more than 24 million people in rural and urban communities, the majority of whom struggle with access to health care. One in every 13 Americans depends on community health center services from approximately 1,400 sister organizations nationwide.