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By Alexandra Walker, Director of Communications, National Association of Community Health Centers Dr. Aaron Shirley was a health care innovator and civil rights activist who dedicated his life and career to...

Written by: Alex Walker, NACHC Digital Communications Director  Community Health Centers are on the frontlines of the pandemic providing comprehensive care and helping prevent emergency rooms from becoming overwhelmed. Yet, recent...

Written By: Sarah Franҫois, Director of Fund Development & Marketing at Progressive Community Health Centers in Milwaukee, WI Thinking back to early March seems like an entirely different era. Just as...

By Katie Comando Director of Government Affairs & Advocacy HRHCare Community Health Community Health Centers have long understood the inextricable link between social justice and the health of a nation, now finding themselves at the front lines of a pandemic that hinges on the undeniable vulnerability of a healthcare system that favors the wealthy, employed, and white. Pioneers of the community health center movement strove to address these inequities by providing access to high quality healthcare in areas with the greatest need, as did the Founding Mothers of Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) – Mary Woods, Willie Mae Jackson, Pearl Woods, and the Reverend Jeannette Phillips – who sought to bring health care access to their community by opening the doors of their health center in 1975 in Peekskill, New York.
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