The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

3127.0: Monday, November 17, 2003 - 11:00 AM

Abstract #74265

Community Health Centers providing primary and preventive care to the uninsured and underserved

Daniel Hawkins, Division of Federal, State and Public Affairs, National Association of Community Health Centers, 7200 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 210, Bethesda, MD 20814, 301/347-0400,

Community, Migrant and Homeless Health Centers are not-for-profit providers of health care to America’s poor and medically underserved. For over 30 years, they have been responsible for bringing doctors, basic health services and facilities into the nation’s neediest and most isolated communities. Health centers serve the working poor, the uninsured, as well as high-risk and vulnerable populations. Today, our innovative programs in primary and preventive care serve 11 million people at 3000 health center delivery sites – spanning urban and rural communities in all 50 states, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands.

The National Assocaiton of Community Health Centers seeks to promote the provision of high quality, comprehensive health care that is accessible, coordinated, culturally and linguistically competent, and community directed for all underserved populations.

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Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

National Legislative and Regulatory Update on Issues Affecting Safety Net Providers

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA