The Comprehensive Community Health Care Initiative (CCHCI) is a nationwide program that aims at providing comprehensive health services to all Americans who are in need. It is designed to provide access to high quality health care for every American citizen regardless of his/her income, health status and geographic location. The goal is to eliminate the current healthcare disparity between low-income individuals and those with higher incomes. Since most people living in the U.S. are not insured, CCHCI helps these people gain access to healthcare while at the same time reducing the differences between uninsured and covered individuals.
An increasing number of health care experts believe that health care needs will continue to grow in the next decade. There has been a drastic increase in the number of people suffering from obesity, diabetes and heart diseases. These three illnesses have made it increasingly difficult for people from low-income backgrounds to pay the high costs of medical services and medications. For this reason, CCHCI provides an opportunity for every uninsured person to be diagnosed and receive necessary health care services.
An ideal health care center is a place where all services are available at reasonable prices. At this type of facility, the primary mission of its staff is to ensure that each patient has all the basic necessities in life. These include doctors on call, so that patients do not wait too long for their appointment or receive sub-standard or low quality health care services. Comprehensive Community Health Centers offers services such as STD testing, immunizations, physical exams, screening and management of diabetes, immunization and pregnancy.