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Maternal and Child Health Community Health Centers: Characteristics of Community Health Clinics. Year Developed: 2011. Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Holly Grason, MA. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Introductory. Length: 45 minutes. Audio version

Annotation: In this lecture session, Holly Grason explains the historical and political context of Community Health Centers (CHCs). She reviews their original function, starting in the 1960s and summarizes their role in the health care system today. Throughout the lecture she provides in-depth information on the legislative and funding structures of the Community Health Center program. The speaker goes on to discuss the utilization of CHCs by subpopulation and the effects of the CHC program as demonstrated through evaluation data, such as improved access and reduced hospitalization. She concludes by emphasizing the potential role of the CHC program in the future health care system. A PDF of the presentation slides is available at http://courseplus.jhu.edu/breezeContent/oncampus/MCHL/LectureBB/secB/MCH-secBBb-Grason_6.pdf.

Learning Objectives: • Provide definition and historical backdrop of the federal Community Health Center (CHC) program. • Describe the several types of CHC programs. • Review the structural characteristics of CHCs. • Briefly note CHC populations and outcomes.

Maternal and Child Health Community Centers: Background. Year Developed: 2011. Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Holly Grason, MA. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Introductory. Length: 45 minutes. Audio version

Annotation: In this lecture session, Holly Grason explains the historical and political context of Community Health Centers (CHCs). She reviews their original function, starting in the 1960s and summarizes their role in the health care system today. Throughout the lecture she provides in-depth information on the legislative and funding structures of the Community Health Center program. The speaker goes on to discuss the utilization of CHCs by subpopulation and the effects of the CHC program as demonstrated through evaluation data, such as improved access and reduced hospitalization. She concludes by emphasizing the potential role of the CHC program in the future health care system. A PDF of the presentation slides is available at http://courseplus.jhu.edu/breezeContent/oncampus/MCHL/LectureBB/secA/MCH-secBBa-Grason_6.pdf.

Learning Objectives: • Provide definition and historical backdrop of the federal Community Health Center (CHC) program. • Describe the several types of CHC programs. • Review the structural characteristics of CHCs. • Briefly note CHC populations and outcomes.

Community Health Centers of Arkansas Presentation Video. Year Developed: 2010. Source: Community Health Centers of Arkansas, Inc.. Presenter(s): Community Health Centers of Arkansas, Inc.. Type: Video. Level: Introductory. Length: 8.5 minutes.

Annotation: This short video describes the value of Community Health Centers (CHCs) to residents of Arkansas. It begins by explaining the declining economic system that has plagued the state. Next, the narrator describes how many people in Arkansas have poor access to health care, how they have to travel more than twenty five miles for services, and how dental and mental health care services in the state are inadequate. The video goes on to summarize the critical issues facing the success of CHCs in Arkansas, including lack of funding, lack of health care providers, and delayed technology adoption. The video concludes with an emphasis on the lifeline provided through the CHCs, and the instrumental role of CHCs in creating healthy, happy and productive communities. Additional references are available on the homepage of the producing organization for the video.

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