About CHCs

 

To learn about community health centers please visit the following websites:

Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH)

National Assosication of Community Health Centers (NACHC)


 

History of Community Health Centers

  • Community Health Centers were originally a part of the civil rights movement and the War on Poverty.  Initially named "Neighborhood Health Centers" clinics were created in 1965 to provide health and social services access points for underserved community members.

  • In 1965, funding was approved for the first two neighborhood health centers, which opened in a public housing project in Boston, Massachusetts and in Mound Bayou, Mississippi.

  • In 1975, Congress transformed neighborhood health centers to “Community and Migrant Health Centers”.

  • Finally, The Health Centers Consolidation Act of 1996 combined these separate entities into "Community Health Centers".

 

To learn more about community health centers please visit the following website:

The Fundamentals of Community Health Centers