Using an integrated economic modeling and planning tool and the latest Uniform Data System data (2012), Capital Link captured the economic effects of health centers across the nation. Health centers collectively generated more than $26.5 billion in total economic activity for their local communities in 2012 – a 33% increase since 2009 and a 13% increase since 2011. Employment grew from approximately 189,000 jobs in 2009 to just over 230,500 jobs in 2012, a 22% increase since 2009 and an 8% increase since 2011.
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In the past, health centers have used this information to educate policymakers, seek community support, and pursue funding opportunities. For more information on economic impact analyses, visit our website or contact Steve Rubman, Manager of Data Resources & Analysis, at firstname.lastname@example.org.