Hospitals and healthcare systems spent much time to improve the treatment and diagnosis of diseases. They have also engaged in ways to educate and prevent the spread of diseases to collaboratively work with partners in order to improve community health. The various driving forces that introduced changes in the community health care system are explained below.

Coverage Gaps

The federal government has established many healthcare reforms to extend health coverage to many uninsured Americans. Expansion of health coverage will help to offer better quality care to patients within a community. Community health care centers and free clinics can offer routine as well as preventive care to many physical and mental conditions. These centers also offer their services and treatment to improve the health outcome for many people regardless of the coverage gaps.

Community health care centers can help address factors that are contributing to poor health outcomes and can improve the health status and infrastructure within various communities in the country. Community outreach programs and centers can help improve access to various medical services and help patients understand their different options to enroll in the proper health coverage plan, as these gaps can affect the ability of people to find and access the proper care at the right time and place.

Holistic Health Focus

Many studies conducted on the social factors affecting health has proved that area of living, age, ethnicity, race, and language preferences, together with other factors like education and income, strongly influence and affect health outcomes. The healthcare industry is now focusing on a holistic approach rather than concentrating on the single issue at hand. Low-income clinics like Complete Care Community Health Center concentrate on improving the individual’s health by providing a more integrated and coordinated approach to healthcare.

The holistic healthcare approach followed by community health care centers concentrates on how the person perceives his or her health and the various mental, physical, social, environmental, and spiritual factors that influence the health of the person. Modern community health care centers also integrate emotional and behavioral healthcare and address the different social factors that can help improve the ability of a person to achieve health and to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

These are the two important driving forces that led to the introduction of community healthcare centers across the country. Get in touch with our community health center to learn about the healthcare services you can avail at low income clinics.

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    About the Author

    Dr. Ghassan M. Al-Jazayrly, MD

    A graduate of University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Al-Jazayrly or, as he is colloquially known: Dr. AJ, is an oncologist and hematologist of a Complete Care Community Health Center (CCCHC) with more than 36 years of experience. In recent years, he’s been involved with a non profit organization known as Every Woman Counts (EWC) which provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to California’s underserved populations in order to eliminate health disparities for low-income individuals.

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