Using an integrated economic modeling and planning tool and the latest Uniform Data System information (2013), Capital Link calculated the economic effects of health centers across the nation. Health centers collectively generated more than $39.7 billion in total economic activity for their local communities in 2013 – a 28% increase since 2010. Health centers directly supported over 156,000 full-time jobs plus an additional 147,000 jobs in other industries, a 23% increase from 2010. Download a copy of the infographic here.
In the past, health centers have used this information to educate policymakers, seek community support, and pursue funding opportunities. For more information on the variety of community impact analyses Capital Link offers for health centers and PCAs, visit our website or contact Steve Rubman, Capital Link's Director of Information Systems, at firstname.lastname@example.org.