August 18, 2016

Growing our Own: Cultivating the Next Generation of Primary Care Workers in Community Health Centers

In communities across the country, staggering unemployment rates and failing infrastructure go hand in hand with significant healthcare challenges. In particular, the medically underserved areas (MUAs) where community health centers (CHCs) operate1 to serve medically underserved populations (MUPs) face dire healthcare access barriers, provider shortages, (particularly among primary care providers), and poor health outcomes. These geographies also contend with significant economic instability as evidenced through median incomes, business establishment growth, and poverty rates.

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