PCC Community Wellness Center provides care to over 47,000 patients on the West, Northwest, and South Sides of Chicago and Near West suburbs and serves mainly African American and Hispanic populations
Health Center Stories
HRSA-funded health centers across the nation have distinguished themselves in promoting public health and providing primary care services in underserved areas. The examples below are a snapshot of the exemplary work health centers have carried out across the country.
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In January 2022, Union Community Care (Lancaster, PA) received 16,200 COVID-19 at-home self-tests through the HRSA COVID-19 Testing Supply Program. They have shared these tests with community partners, including Water Street Mission, which reaches thousands of residents in Lancaster County and provides shelter to those experiencing homelessness.
Ensuring Access to At-Home Self-Tests for Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers in Rural Pennsylvania
In January 2022, Keystone Rural Health Center (Chambersburg, PA) received 16,200 COVID-19 at-home self-tests through the HRSA COVID-19 Testing Supply Program. One of the health center’s focuses is providing health care to migrant and seasonal agricultural workers (MSAWs) in Franklin County.
The Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc. (CHCB, Inc.) worked with WNED PBS to host a televised program, “Friday Night Fight! Knock Out COVID!" on February 18.
Esperanza Health Centers has been one of the top pediatric COVID-19 vaccine providers in Chicago, according to the city’s Department of Public Health. They have administered more than 10,000 immunizations to adolescents ages 12-17.
Cherry Health (Grand Rapids, MI) has proactively promoted COVID-19 vaccinations for adolescents and continues to increase their reach. To date, Cherry Health has administered at least one COVID-19 shot to more than 1,400 adolescents, aged 12 to 17.
Alcona Health Center (AHC) in Lincoln, MI, is taking action in their community to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in adolescents, including through school-based health centers such as Owl Health Extension, managed in collaboration with Oscoda Area Schools. AHC has administered tests, vaccinated adolescents, faculty and staff, and given out masks and hand sanitizer.
OneWorld Community Health Centers' (Omaha, NE) staff have stepped up to the front line to address COVID-19 through testing, giving vaccinations, and providing thorough follow-up care for their patients. As one staff member shares, “In terms of [public health], I have done more in this pandemic than I have done in my entire career.”
CareSouth Carolina, Inc. (Hartsville, SC) provides affordable, accessible, quality primary health care services to nearly 39,000 patients throughout rural South Carolina. More than 55% of their patients are African American. Center staff have worked tirelessly to increase access to—and confidence in—the COVID-19 vaccines.
Focusing on equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine, Herald Christian Health Center (HCHC, in Los Angeles County, CA) has launched multiple successful strategies to reach seniors and others who cannot register online or visit large vaccination sites due to language, technology, or transportation barriers.