Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Organization of Health Care and the Federal, State, and Local Levels
Slide content:Local Health Care: Private Health Care Agencies Independent health care providers Single-provider practices Group practices Corporate health care Employees, families, retirees Some agencies operate community health centers Can have for-profit or nonprofit status 23
Slide notes:Some local governments run clinics and hospitals, but they generally do not provide health care to their residents directly; instead, various types of private organizations fill this need. Independent health care providers may be single physicians or group practices in the community. Corporate health care refers to self-insured companies that provide health plans and benefits for employees, their families, and retirees. Community health centers operate in every U.S. state. They provide primary health care services to low-income residents and are supported by public financing. At all local levels, health care agencies can operate on either a for-profit or nonprofit basis. All community health centers are nonprofit organizations, but so are about 60% of community hospitals, 30% of nursing homes, and 17% of home health care agencies. 23