Increasing Exposure to Community Health Centers. Zachary Ginsberg Public Health Justice American Medical Student Association November 11, 2006. Community Health Centers. aka Federally Qualified Health Centers Emphasis on prevention and community wide health care delivery
Public Health Justice
American Medical Student Association
November 11, 2006
CHCs are best equipped to handle:
$1.4 trillion annually are spent on health care in the United States.
$3 out of every $4 in U.S. healthcare expenditures are due to chronic disease care
90 million people suffer from chronic disease in the U.S.
47 million uninsured
45 million underinsured
Underserved and diverse populations
The current public health infrastructure lacks the support to expand the program services in highest demand with the greatest cost inflicted upon our most vulnerable communities