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Community Campuses

Community, Migrant and Homeless Health Centers are not-for-profit providers of healthcare to America’s medically underserved communities. For nearly 40 years, they have improved the health status of communities by bringing doctors, primary and enabling health services, and facilities into the nation’s neediest and most isolated communities. Health centers improve the health status of their communities by promoting healthy behaviors, improving access to care, offering opportunities for self-improvement, and providing comprehensive, coordinated, and evidence-based medical care for sick, disabled, chronically ill, and at- risk individuals. In order to improve the health status of whole communities the centers provide access to all - regardless of ability to pay. In order to provide access to all, these community-governed organizations offer sliding fee scales to the working poor, the uninsured, and high-risk and vulnerable populations. Today, this network of comprehensive primary care organizations serve more than 16 million people in over 3,600 communities - spanning urban, suburban and rural settings in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.

Related Links

National Association of Community Health Centers

Bureau of Primary Health Care web site through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

SOMA's Hometown Parnterships for Health Program


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