by Marc Wetherhorn; Project Director, Community Health Vote Over a period of 15 years working for the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), I went from not knowing what a health center was to becoming almost unbearably passionate about health centers. I never did the real work of delivering health care to people every […]
Fifty years ago, during Freedom Summer, Dr. Jack Geiger traveled to Mississippi as a field coordinator for the Medical Committee for Human Rights. Following directly from that experience, Dr. Geiger and Count Gibson, whom he met that summer, started the first federally funded health centers. They were, indeed the Fathers of the Health Center Movement.