Across the US there are 28 million uninsured persons facing significant healthcare challenges. The need is great for excellent, cost-effective, healthcare that encourages individuals to “take charge” of their own health.
Jessie Trice Community Health System (JTCHS), a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), has served Miami-Dade County since 1967. From its beginnings in a trailer, JTCHS has grown to own and operate 11 Comprehensive Primary Care centers including a 40 bed Women’s Residential Center for substance use, 1 university- and 40 school-based health centers. Clinical outcomes and a focus on reducing healthcare disparities rank JTCHS among the best accredited community healthcare organizations in the nation.
Given the ethnic diversity and income levels of patients, JTCHS provides care using a Culturally Linguistically Appropriate Standards (CLAS) model of cultural proficiency, with trained clinical staff providing services to over 45,000 patients in 154,000 clinic visits per year and community outreach team referrals. JTCHS is also a major partner in the Live Healthy Miami Gardens Healthy Community Partnership (HCP) which aims to improve the overall health status of the community by coordinating healthcare with other social determinants of health such as housing, safety, and nutrition.