Community Health Centers: A Movement and the People Who Made by Ms. Bonnie Lefkowitz

By Ms. Bonnie Lefkowitz

The aftermath of typhoon Katrina has positioned a countrywide highlight at the shameful country of healthcare for America's negative. within the face of this hugely publicized catastrophe, public healthiness specialists are extra involved than ever approximately chronic disparities that consequence from source of revenue and race.

This publication tells the tale of 1 groundbreaking method of drugs that assaults the matter by way of concentrating on the health of entire neighborhoods. considering the fact that their construction through the Sixties, group well-being facilities have served the desires of the negative within the tenements of latest York, the colonias of Texas, the operating type neighborhoods of Boston, and the dust farms of the South. As items of the civil rights stream, the early facilities supplied not just fundamental and preventive care, yet additionally social and environmental companies, financial improvement, and empowerment.

Bonnie Lefkowitz-herself a veteran of neighborhood health and wellbeing administration-explores the program's not going transformation from a small and beleaguered demonstration attempt to a community of just about a thousand glossy wellbeing and fitness care firms serving approximately 15 million humans. In a chain of non-public bills and interviews with nationwide leaders and dozens of future health care staff, sufferers, and activists in 5 groups around the usa, she exhibits how healthiness facilities have continued regardless of cynicism and inertia, the vagaries of politics, and ongoing discrimination.


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