How Community Health Centers Support Patient-Centered Care

Sara Heath | Patient Engagement HIT | August 21, 2017

Each year, HHS celebrates Community Health Centers week. It is a time where the agency recognizes the impact community health centers have on patient-centered care and how they promote access to care in vulnerable or medically underserved populations.

“House calls are less common these days, but community health centers can offer patients the same kind of relationship: a welcoming place where patients can receive care from physicians they know and trust,” HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD wrote in a blog post about the 2017 Community Health Centers week.

But aside from a place to receive healthcare, what are community health centers? What role do they play in the healthcare industry? And how do these facilities help patients achieve wellness? explains community health centers, and discusses how they work to drive patient access to care and patient engagement...