Health Centers Matter.
More than 20 million people call a Federally Qualified Health Center their health care home. In Cleveland, Care Alliance is among three FQHCs (NEON Health Services and Neighborhood Family Practice serve the east and near-west sides of Cleveland, respectively.) Together, these three health centers served 64,000 Clevelanders in 2010, 45% of whom were uninsured.
Working in close partnership, these three health centers collaborate throughout the year to improve our ability to serve an ever-increasing demand for services in an ever-threatened economic climate. Each year, to celebrate our progress and bring attention to the importance of health centers, we celebrate National Health Center Week.
Ohio Association of Community Health Centers brings a voice to the state’s 40 health centers, their patients and staff; the National Association for Community Health Centers leads advocacy efforts across the country.
Interested in learning more about community health centers like Care Alliance? Check out NACHC’s 2012 fact sheet on health centers [pdf].