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HSA-300
Professor: Dr. BeHarry
April 29, 2012
Martha Ann Garcia
Strayer University

Page2 The Primary Care Clinic
Community Health Center
A health center or community health center is a clinic staffed by a group of general practioners and nurses. Community health centers (CHS) in the U.S. are neighborhood health centers generally serving medically underserved areas (MUA) which includes persons who are uninsured, underinsured , Low-income or those living in areas where little access to primary health care is available medically underserved areas/ populations are area or populations designated by the health resources and services administration or HRSA as having as having too few primary care providers, high infant mortality, high poverty and or high elderly population, health professional shortage areas (HPAS) are designated by HRSA as having shortages of primary medical care, dental or mental health providers and may be geographic (a county or service area) community health, a field of public health, is a discipline that concerns itself with the study and betterment of the health characteristics of biological communities. While the term community can be broadly defined community health tends to focus on geographic areas rather than people with shared characteristics. Because health III (broadly defined as well-being) is influenced by a wide array of socio-demographic characteristics relevant variables range from the proportion of residents of a given age group to the overall life expectancy of the neighborhood. Medical interventions aimed at improving the health of a community range from improving access to medical care to public health communications campaigns. Recent research efforts have focused on how the built environment and socio-economic status affect health. The plans to expand the clinic for someone...
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