We are passionate about working with our partners to offer quality health care — and ultimately improved quality of life — for all, particularly for individuals who face overwhelming struggles. Our funding and support of nearly $30 million over the last eight years to Community Health Centers of Excellence helps provide care to some of the most at risk communities.
Patients at these health centers often experience health problems disproportionately linked to race, ethnicity and economic situations. Community clinics are able to provide quality care focused on the unique needs of the surrounding neighborhoods. As a result, independent findings show that patients receive equal or better care than that which is provided by private health care clinics.
In addition to supporting their important work, we celebrate community health centers with Faces of Hope. Through compelling photographs and personal stories of health care professionals and patients, Faces of Hope communicates the essential role these centers play as a resource for local residents. The campaign draws attention to the centers’ need for growth, while encouraging expanded support and awareness.
Rx For Change ... For The Better
The United Health Foundation is very proud of the community health centers we support, which have a direct and positive impact on the people they serve. Here is one patient’s story, whose life has been affected for the better.
“I started coming to the clinic about two-and-a-half years ago, and they assigned me to Dr. Corbett. Every time I come to her, she goes far and beyond. She really takes her time, she tells me what I need, she talks to me, she explains to me, and she's just on me. In other words, she's very caring concerning my health .... Now I have insurance through my job and I can go to a private doctor, but because of the service that Dr. Corbett has provided me, the caring service, I choose to continue to come here to the clinic."
—Vera Bell, patient of Congress Heights Health Center in Washington, D.C.