Community Health Centers
Community Health Centers: Opportunities and Challenges of Health Reform describes the provisions of the new health reform law that affect community health centers, including increased funding designed to expand the number of health centers, health insurance expansions that will significantly reduce the number of health center patients without insurance, and strategies aimed at increasing the primary care workforce. The brief also discusses some of the opportunities and challenges for the health centers, such as the task of recruiting and retaining qualified health professionals, the need to establish networks and referral arrangements and the renewed focus on prevention and public health that has long been at the core of health centers' work.
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Rosenbaum, S., Shin, P., Jones, E., & Tolbert, J. (2010). Community Health Centers: Opportunities and Challenges of Health Reform. Washington, DC: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.