Celebrating 50 Years of Caring for the Underserved
Fifty years ago, as the civil rights movement and President Johnson’s War on Poverty began to change America, the Community Health Center (CHC) movement was born. Led by a group of community health and civil rights activists, the movement grew out of an idealistic notion that they could make a huge difference by providing the medically underserved with access to quality health care.
In 1965, the nation’s first Community Health Centers opened in medically underserved inner city and rural areas as part of the president’s Office of Economic Opportunity. Originally called “Neighborhood Health Centers,” the first organizations were located in Boston and Mississippi. They were soon followed by other community-based neighborhood clinics in underserved areas around the country. Click hear read more…
The Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN) represents Colorado’s 18 Community Health Centers (CHCs) that together are the backbone of the primary health care safety-net in Colorado. CCHN is committed to Read more…
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Thank you, Representatives DeGette, Polis, Tipton, Lamborn, Coffman, and Perlmutter; and Senators Bennet and Gardner, for voting for H.R. 2. The support for residents and health care providers in Colorado is vital to Colorado health.
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