“The mission and service of  Florida's Community Health Centers is largely defined by the health and wellness of the people we serve."

Andrew Behrman, President and CEO of the Florida Association of Community Health Centers

Florida’s 49 Community Health Centers (CHC), designated by HRSA as federally qualified health centers, are a vital resource to all Floridians. CHCs share a collective mission to serve the underserved and provide medical, dental, behavioral, pharmacy and many other services for more than 1.5 million Floridians across 530+ locations.

“It’s a one-stop shop, and you don’t have to travel far. There’s no excuse not to get care, because the care is right there.” Health Center Patient.

“CHCs were built on the premise that Centers’ leadership boards would be comprised of 51% patients. The people living in the community literally have the power to decide what services are offered.” Andrew Behrman, President and CEO of the Florida Association of Community Health Centers.


 

Community Health Centers are a key component to improving health quality and equity, providing comprehensive, culturally competent, primary and preventive care to low-income, racially and ethnically diverse, uninsured and underserved populations.  Since CHCs tailor their services to the diverse populations they serve, they are leading the effort to improve health outcomes and remain a cornerstone in bringing communities together.