Mourning the loss of Dr. H. Jack Geiger
We are mourning the loss of the inimitable Dr. H. Jack Geiger, who launched the community health center movement in the U.S. and inspired those of us who have worked in and with health centers the world over. His profound vision, unwavering commitment to equity, and deep engagement in the struggles for human rights, civil rights and health care justice are unparalleled.
Dr. Geiger, who died on December 28, 2020, has left us an extraordinary legacy – and we pledge to continue the fight for health equity, in his name.
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The Delta Health Center in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, which recently opened a new state-of-the-art facility, launched in 1967 as the first rural health center in the United States.
CHC History Photo SlideshowView historical photos of Community Health Centers around the country.
Early Health Center Program DocumentsThe National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), was founded in 1971 as the National Association of Neighborhood Health Centers.
Migrant and Farmworker Historical PhotosView historical photos documented throughout the years.