From Dispensaries to Community Health Centers: Health Delivery Change Across the Twentieth Century
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This piece examines the historical forces and forebears that preceded, and helped shape, community health centers. Though the current iteration of community health centers date from the 1960s, their (deeper) roots go back to the earliest years of the twentieth century. They began life as largely urban phenomena, and rode the wave of the larger program of Progressive-era political and socioeconomic reforms.
KeywordsCommunity health centers Dispensaries Neighborhood health centers Great society Progressive era
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