SFCCC Celebrates National Health Center Week!

National Health Center Week, August 10-16, is a time to celebrate all that we do and urge policymakers to make sure we have the resources to do it.  For more about the need for resources for primary care, please see

What Can San Francisco Teach the Country About Health Reform? [http://zps.la/1sqxFiU]

SFCCC and its partner clinics are part of a national Community Health Center movement that began almost 50 years ago.  Nationally, we have compiled a significant record of success  by: 

  • Reducing income and ethnic health disparities nationwide, even in the poorest and most challenged communities
  • Producing $24 billion in annual health system savings
  • Reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and unnecessary visits to the ER
  • Generating a system of preventive medicine that patients use regularly to stay healthy, thus saving lives.