08/06/2012 01:01 AM EDT
“There are 8,500 health center sites across the country, treating more than 20 million people each year. They are the cornerstones of stronger communities. They also boost local economies, adding more than 25,000 jobs in the last three years. This year, as we celebrate Community Health Center Week and its theme of “Powering Healthier Communities,” we keep in mind that for 45 years, community health centers have served individuals and families whether they have private insurance, insurance through a public program like CHIP or Medicaid, or no insurance at all."
For More Information
- Find free or low-cost care at a Community Health Center near you
- Video: Providing preventive services in Community Health Centers
- Learn more about no-cost preventive care and Medicare preventive services
- Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NHCW12