Impact of Community Health Centers

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PCA provides medical supplies and enables pharmaceutical dispensing for many types of medical clinics.  I’ve discussed the importance of one particular group, community health centers (CHC’s), in previous blogs.  I came across an interesting study that focuses on the economic impact of community health centers in the State of Washington.  I discovered this study in an update written by Beau Boughamer at the National Association of Community Health Centers (NAHC).

I’ve talked about the huge impact of these health centers on individuals and their access to care.  CHC’s primarily focus on providing care to the poor and uninsured – including medications and other supplies.  The study shows over $1 billion of direct and indirect economic benefit to the State of Washington including 5100 jobs.  Beau also references a broader national study that shows over $12 billion of economic impact from CHC’s nationally.  Very cool!

You can look at the Washington study directly at the Community Health Network of Washington.  The national study is available from the NAHC.

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