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Public Housing Primary Care Program

Currently, there are 106 Health Centers receiving funding under section 330(I) to provide health care services to public housing residents. Starting in 2014, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) requires ALL Health Center Program award recipients and look-alikes, regardless of targeted special population-based funding, to report on the total number of patients served in sites located in or immediately accessible to public housing. Public housing means agency-developed, owned, or assisted low-income housing, including mixed finance projects, but excludes housing units with no public housing agency support other than section 8 housing vouchers. According to HRSA latest reports, there are 291 Health Centers located in or immediately accessible to public housing and 106 are PHPC recipients.

The National Center for Health in Public Housing currently supports health centers in or immediately accessible to public housing in meeting the healthcare needs of 1,510,842 patients, including the 487,034 patients at 106 PHPC sites.

Residents of public housing suffer disproportionately from chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity, when compared to their low-income counterparts that do not reside in public housing.

Each PHPC program provides comprehensive primary health care services, including internal medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN care, preventive and restorative dental care, health education, outreach, laboratory services, and case management.

For additional information on the PHPC program, click here