Prevalence of Housing Problems Among Community Health Center Patients

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In 2016, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program provided primary care to more than 25 million medically underserved patients through a nationwide network of community health center (CHC), health care for the homeless, migrant health center, and public housing primary care clinics.1 Although the latter 3 clinic types serve individuals with housing problems by definition, little is known about the scope of housing problems among CHC patients, who constitute 91% of Health Center Program patients nationally.1 We used data from a national survey to assess the prevalence and health-related correlates of housing problems among CHC patients.

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