The passage of Affordable Care Act has brought about an important time of innovation in the health system. One key opportunity is to integrate clinical service delivery with community prevention in order to reduce demand for resources and services; improve health, safety, and equity outcomes; and provide medical providers with skills and strategies to change the social circumstances that shape the health of their patients. In Community Centered Health Homes: Bridging the gap between health services and community prevention, Prevention Institute outlines an approach that community health centers can take to promote community health even as they deliver high quality medical services to individuals.

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Jeremy Cantor, MPH, et al, Prevention Institute, February 2011