Workforce Issues; Community Health Centers; Health Reform; Health Homes
In 2001, health centers provided health care services to nearly 12 million people at more than 4,000 sites across the United States. As such, the health center program is a crucial part of the health care safety net for low-income individuals and medically underserved communities. This policy brief looks at health centers in detail in order to illuminate the role they play as providers of care and to document the important nexus between health centers and Medicaid.
Rosenbaum, S. & Shin, P. (2003). Health centers as safety net providers: An overview and assessment of Medicaid's role (Issue paper no. 4). Washington, D.C.: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.