The U.S. Experiment in Social Medicine: The Community Health Center Program, 1965-1986

The U.S. Experiment in Social Medicine: The Community Health Center Program, 1965-1986

by Alice Sardell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822958031

ISBN-13: 9780822958031

Pub. Date: 11/15/1989

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

This book represents the first political history of the federal government's only experiment in social medicine. Alice Sardell examines the Neighborhood, or Community Health Center Program (NHC/CHC) from its origins in 1965 as part of Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty campaign up until 1986. The program embodied concepts of social medicine, community development, and

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This book represents the first political history of the federal government's only experiment in social medicine. Alice Sardell examines the Neighborhood, or Community Health Center Program (NHC/CHC) from its origins in 1965 as part of Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty campaign up until 1986. The program embodied concepts of social medicine, community development, and consumer involvement in health policy decision-making. Sardell views the NHC experiment in the context of a series of political struggles, beginning in the 1890s, over the boundaries of public and private medicine, and demonstrates that these health centers so challenged mainstream medicine that they could only be funded as a program limited to the poor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822958031
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
11/15/1989
Series:
Series in Policy and Institutional Studies
Edition description:
1
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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