Community Health Centers: An Initiative of Enduring Utility

In the last three decades a number of effective national efforts have been initiated and sustained to improve access to health care services by the poor. Community health centers had a special role within an array of programs; they continue to serve the very groups earlier identified as most needy. Data suggest that CHCs can represent substantial cost savings, but further experiments and refinements must guide their future.

Author(s): Howard E. Freeman; K. Jill Kiecolt; Harris M. Allen

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Volume 60, Issue 2 (pages 245–267)
Published in 1982