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Growing Trend of Community Health Centers Sprouting from Contaminated Land

A new article from The New York Times reports a nationwide trend “to replace contaminated tracts in distressed neighborhoods with health centers, in essence taking a potential source of health problems for a community and turning it into a place for health care.” These contaminated tracts, known as brownfields, qualify for government tax credits and grants, particularly in poor communities. “By 2015, the number of Americans who rely on community health centers for care is expected to double to 40 million from the 20 million who relied on the centers in 2010.”

Read it in The New York Times.