Strengthening the safety net: Community health centers form partnerships to increase capacity, improve service
Policy brief looks at centers in four U.S. regions, including Los Angeles
July 31, 2017
Community health centers, the leading providers of primary health care to the nation's poor and uninsured populations, need strong partnerships and effective strategies to strengthen the current health care safety net, and to prepare for what may happen in the future, according to a new policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
The brief looks at a selection of Federally Qualified Health Centers, referred to as community health centers, in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles and New York state that collaborate with other regional centers, local hospitals and health departments to improve and expand care, or work with legislators and advocacy groups to push for changes in health policy.