A New Report Released About Closing the Primary Care Gap

The National Association of Community Health Center (NACHC) has released a report finding that more than 100 million Americans face barriers to accessing primary care. A trend of rural hospital closures and a worsening shortage of primary care providers are driving the crisis, leaving one-third of the U.S. population vulnerable to public health threats and untreated chronic diseases. The report describes America’s medically disenfranchised population and how, with expanded federal resources, Community Health Centers can begin to address gaps in primary care. U.S. Today covers the report.