Lisbeth (Lee) Schorr headed the health division of the Office Of Economic Opportunity’s Community Action Program, from 1965 to 1967 when the original Neighborhood Health Centers were developed and funded. Ms. Schorr is now Lecturer in Social Medicine at Harvard University, and a Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of Social Policy. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Aspen Institute's Roundtable on Community Change, and was its founding co-chair.
Part 2: The OEO and the early champions of neighborhood health centers
Ms. Lisbeth B. (Lee) Schorr, #2, Evolution of community-centered neighborhood and community health centers
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The First Rural CHC (Mound Bayou, Mississippi)The Delta Health Center in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, which recently opened a new state-of-the-art facility, launched in 1967 as the first rural health center in the United States.
CHC History Photo SlideshowView historical photos of Community Health Centers around the country.
Early Health Center Program DocumentsThe National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), was founded in 1971 as the National Association of Neighborhood Health Centers.
Migrant and Farmworker Historical PhotosView historical photos documented throughout the years.