Community Health Centers sprang into existence more than five decades ago as part of a ripple effect of the Civil Rights Movement. Learn about a few of the many influential African American leaders who played major roles in the early days of the health center movement and have dedicated their lives to pursuing equitable health …
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Q&A with Dr. John Hatch, Health Center Pioneer
Dr. John W. Hatch is a nationally known public health leader and pillar of the Community Health Center Movement. His life’s work has focused on creating a more equitable healthcare system for all, especially people marginalized by institutional and systemic racism.
At the Fork of the Stream: The Life of Dr. Robert Smith
A continuation of his civil rights work that started with Medgar Evers’s weekly meetings, Dr. Robert Smith cofounded the first rural Community Health Center in Mound Bayou, Mississippi.
Health Centers Are Rooted in the Civil Rights Movement
Health centers sprang into existence more than five decades ago as part of a “ripple effect” from the Civil Rights Movement, writes Lathran Woodard.
Janie B. Geer: Activist and Health Care Leader
Janie B. Geer’s community activism knew no limits. She fought aggressively for the health needs of those without a voice.
Jessie Collins Trice: A Visionary in Community and Maternal Health
Jessie Collins Trice, BSN, MPH, was a former Chairperson of NACHC’s Board of Directors and a trailblazer in the Community Health Center Movement.
A Step Toward Eradicating White Supremacy: Children’s Books That Celebrate Black Lives
This year, as we consider the new ways that we are learning to care for one another, I hope to introduce you to the art that I began collecting to ensure that every child who walked into my home or workplace would see themselves and know that they are beautifully and wonderfully made.
Dr. Aaron Shirley: Health Care Innovator
Dr. Aaron Shirley was a health care innovator and civil rights activist who dedicated his life and career to ending the extreme disparities that exist in America in health care and health outcomes due simply to an individual’s race, ethnicity, income, or zip code. His creativity and commitment to improving the health of underserved communities …
Representative Danny K. Davis: Champion for Community Health Centers
From his role helping to found NACHC to his current position in Congress, Rep. Danny K. Davis has committed his career to creating a nation where all people have access to affordable health care.
Dr. Lula (L.C.) Dorsey: Civil Rights Activist and Health Center Pioneer
Dr. Lula (L.C.) Dorsey was a civil rights activist and a leading force at the first rural Community Health Center.