Before we move into 2013, we’d like to reflect on a few highlights from 2012, in a word or two:
“Health centers play a key role in bringing vital health care services to 20 million Americans from all walks of life. They lift up rural and urban neighborhoods alike, extending community based, patient directed care to those who need it most. Through their work, health centers strengthen our health care system by helping reduce emergency room visits and easing health care burdens for families across America.”
— President Barack Obama, issuing a Presidential Proclamation marking August 5th through 11th as National Health Center Week, 2012 (NHCW).
“We’re doubling down on these community health centers, we think they provide us the best result for the dollars we’re investing for the taxpayers” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. October 2012
“There is hope for the newly insured. One gem of our health care system is the vast network of Community Health Centers.” Carolyn McClanahan, Forbes Magazine, July 2012
“If Community Health Centers are going to be taking up some of the new demand, we can be confident that they’re giving relatively good care.” Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, Senior Author of the Community Health Center Quality Study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, July 2012
There are a lot more memorable quotes out there about health centers in 2012… these are just some of my favorites. Please tell us yours!