Community Health Centers And Community Development Financial Institutions

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Joining Forces To Address Determinants Of Health

By Daniel Lowenstein, Jonathan Tobin – Health Affairs, 2011

Community health centers and community development financial institutions share similar origins and missions and are increasingly working together to meet community needs. Addressing the social and economic determinants of health is a common focus. The availability of new federal grants and tax credits has led these financial institutions to invest in the creation and expansion of community health centers. This article reviews the most recent trends in these two sectors and explores opportunities for further collaboration to transform the health and well-being of the nation’s low-income communities.

Suggested citation: Kotelchuck, R., Lowenstein, D., Tobin, J. (2011) Community Health Centers and Community Development Financial Institutions: Joining Forces to Address Determinants of Health. Health Affairs. 30(11) 2090-2097.