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RIHCA - Rhode Island Health Center Association

Community Health Centers Positively Impact the Economy

Beyond the outstanding health services provided to patients by community health centers, it is important to consider the impact health centers have on their communities. According to Health Resources and Services Administration, Rhode Island's FQHCs employ more than 1600 individuals in 1095 full time equivalent (FTE) positions. In 2013, Rhode Island's community health centers had a total economic impact of $226,144,655.