July 21: Federally Qualified Health Centers: Helping Underserved Populations
Medically underserved populations include our neighbors, coworkers, residents and migrants. Join us to discuss programs under the FQHC umbrella that seek to adderss the gaping holes in our nation's safety net.
We invite your calls and email with questions and comments.
FQHC programs include:
FQHCs are community-based organizations that provide comprehensive primary care and preventive care, including health, oral, and mental health/substance abuse services to persons of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay.
FQHCs were originally meant to provide comprehensive health services to the medically underserved to reduce the patient load on hospital emergency rooms.Their mission has changed since their founding. They now bring primary health care to underserved/underinsured/uninsured Americans, including migrant workers and non-U.S. citizens. (Source: wikipedia, 2010)
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