Community Health Centers: A Model for the Future of Healthcare Delivery

Community Health Centers: A Model for the Future 
of Healthcare Delivery


Linda Prine, MD, Director of Women's Health at New York City's Institute for Family Health
Daniel O'Conell, MD, Montefiore Medical Group-Family Health Center (FHC)
Daniel Neghassi, MD, Heritage Health Care Center, West Harlem      
Alice Sardell, PhD, Department of Urban Studies Queens College                                       

America’s Health Centers owe their existence to a remarkable turn of events in U.S. history, and to a few determined community health and civil rights activists working in low-income communities during the 1960s. Millions of Americans, living in inner-city neighborhoods and rural areas throughout the country suffered from deep poverty and a desperate need for health care. The first community health centers were established 50 years ago. Today, there are more than 1,200 Community Health Centers serving 23 million people at over 9,000 sites located throughout all 50 states and U.S. territories.This forum will feature prominent family physicians in New York City describing the state of health care delivery in community health centers today. As access to health insurance expands, with the goal of a universal single-payer system providing 100% coverage of the population, are community health centers a model for the future of healthcare delivery?

This forum is part of PNHP's annual Lukomnik Forum Series.

April 14, 2015 at 7:30pm - 9pm
Phillips Ambulatory Care Center - Mount Sinai Beth Israel
10 Union Sq E
2nd Floor Auditorium
New York, NY 10003
United States
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