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Recognizing Community Health Centers

National Health Center Week

National Health Center Week, August 13-19, celebrates the contributions that Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) make toward improving the health of individuals and communities.

National Health Center Week also gives health centers a chance to show WHAT they do and HOW they do it, by demonstrating how their unique models of care provide solutions to the healthcare challenges that communities across the nation face.


FQHCs: A Safety Net for Angelenos

Non-profit community health centers have been around for more than 50 years, providing access to affordable, high quality health care to vulnerable populations.

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) serve as the community “safety net,” providing primary health care, including medical, dental, and mental health services—regardless of ability to pay—for more than 1.5 million patients in L.A. County 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