For National Health Center Week, L.A. Care celebrated the contributions that community clinics make toward improving the health of individuals and communities, and the partnerships that help make that work possible.
Non-profit community health centers—also known as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)—serve as the community “safety net” by providing access to affordable, high-quality healthcare to vulnerable populations, regardless of ability to pay. In L.A. County alone, FQHCs serve more than 1.5 million patients each year.
Elevating Healthcare through Partnerships
Since 2010, L.A. Care’s Community Health Investment Fund (CHIF) has awarded FQHCs and non-profit community clinics more than 14 million dollars in direct grant funding to assist with:
- expanding clinics
- use of electronic health records
- managing diseases like asthma and diabetes
- offering behavioral health programs
Learn more about L.A. Care’s Community Health Investment Fund.