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Why Work In A Community Health Center?
Community Health Centers (CHCs) are a unique, growing area of the health care industry. CHCs provide high quality preventive and primary health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay. Approximately one in 15 people in the U.S. relies on a provide high quality preventive and primary health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay. Approximately one in 15 people in the U.S. relies on a HRSA-funded health center for medical care." HRSA-funded health center for medical care. Spread across 50 states and all U.S. territories, these CHCs provide high quality, low cost primary care to 23 million Americans with limited financial resources.
In North Carolina , there are over 470,000 patients being served and that number is expected to continue growing. Benefits of working in a community health center include:
Community Health Centers are also eligible for programs that assist in the placement of providers:
National Health Service Corps – All CHCs are eligible to recruit primary care providers and other clinicians for scholarship and loan repayment opportunities while working in underserved communities.
NC Medical Society Foundation – CHCs are also eligible to receive placements of medical providers through the Community Practitioner Program.
North Carolina Office of Rural Health and Community Care (NC-ORHCC) – NC-ORHCC provides recruitment services for medical, dental and psychiatric staff through 3 programs: National Health Service Corps, State Loan Repayment, and High Needs Service Bonus.
Telling Our Stories - Watch an inspiring video about how CHCs were formed, and their successes, challenges, and future.
Career Advancement Resources
ECU Certificate in Community Health Center Administration
NC Area Health Education Center (NCAHEC)
Western Governors University (WGU)