Community Health Centers
Community health centers are the backbone of care nationally for poor and moderate income individuals and families. They are a proven quality-driven, cost–effective approach to community-based care. Nationally they provide care to 20 million people each year and in Massachusetts they serve one out of every eight residents. They provide primary care, mental health and addictions treatment, dental care and a range of health prevention programs. Health centers have deep roots in their communities and their clinicians attend to both the medical and the non-medical needs that affect their patients’ health and well being.
Much of The Kraft Center for Community Health’s work is grounded in community health centers that are experienced in and committed to providing superb community-based learning environments for trainees. These community health centers are the site of clinical learning and mentorship for all Kraft participants, and will provide on-site supervision and mentorship.
Community health centers throughout Massachusetts will be selected on an every-other-year basis to participate as clinical sites for The Kraft Center programs, with eventual expansion to New England and nationally.
See the community health centers where we work.