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Community health centers provide access to all, including low-income working families, the medically underserved and uninsured, and high-risk and vulnerable populations, including the homeless, public housing residents, migrant farmworkers  and people isolated from other forms of care because of financial, geographic, language, cultural and other challenges.

Providing Care to MillionsCommunity health centers serve as the primary medical home for millions of people in thousands of sites across the country, providing high-quality primary health care, specialty services, dental, behavioral health, substance abuse and pharmacy services.
About Primary Care AssociationsState and Regional Primary Care Associations (PCAs) are private, non-profit organizations that support the community health center program and provide education, training and technical assistance to new and established health centers within their state or region and promote access to effective and affordable primary care and preventive services for all.
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Meeting Community NeedsHealth centers deliver high quality health care services to our nation's most vulnerable communities. Some health centers also receive specific funding to focus on certain special populations including migrant agricultural workers, those experiencing homelessness, and residents of public housing.
ProfilesEach of our nation’s community health centers is the embodiment of its community’s aspirations for better health and health care, and each individual narrative is uniquely compelling. CHroniCles Profiles showcase the rich history of each center and PCA, narrated in its own voice. Contributed materials are available for those organizations highlighted on the map.
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Select a state or U.S. territory to view CHCs, LALs, and PCAs. Use the zoom and drag features on the map to explore locations within the selected geographic area.
Explore community health centers and primary care associations with contributed narratives, photographs and other historical materials.


CHroniCles is dedicated to highlighting and recording the rich history of community health centers, and their ongoing commitment to delivering high-quality comprehensive health care services to the nation’s underserved, at more than 13,500 community locations in diverse urban and rural areas across the country. The project is a special collaboration of the  Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and the RCHN Community Health Foundation.