Borrego Health provides high quality, comprehensive, compassionate primary health care to the people in our communities, regardless of their ability to pay. We serve these communities and adjoining regions with respect, dignity and cultural sensitivity as a medical home and safety net for essential health care and social services.
Borrego Health is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a Federal Tort Claims Act Deemed (FTCA) facility. The Federal government acts as the primary insurer. FTCA deeming enables us to invest more to maintain and increase health care services and fund quality improvement activities in our service areas.
Borrego Health, operating in San Diego and Riverside counties, tailors its programs to meet the health needs of men, women, children, adolescents and senior citizens in our surrounding communities.
At Borrego Health, we have convenient hours on evenings and weekends on most of our sites, in order to provide you and your family access to our multiple services. We look forward to your visit to take care of your health care needs.
April is National Minority Health Month 2016! The theme for 2016 is "Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation." We invite all across the nation to join with the HHS Office of Minority Health to raise awareness of the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities and how we are working together to accelerate health equity.
National Minority Health Month began 100 years ago as National Negro Health Week. In April 1915, Dr. Booker T. Washington dispatched a letter to the leading African American newspapers, proposing the observance of "National Negro Health Week." Health was the key to progress and equity in all other things, he argued: "Without health and long life, all else fails." He called on local health departments, schools, churches, businesses, professional associations, and the most influential organizations in the African-American community to "pull together" and "unite… in one great National Health Movement." That observance grew into what is today a month-long initiative to advance health equity across the country, on behalf of all racial and ethnic minorities – National Minority Health Month.The HHS Office of Minority Health leads the observance of National Minority Health month each year, and joins with federal, state, tribal, local and territorial partners across the country in calling for a renewed commitment to eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity.Last year marked the 30th Anniversary of the Report of the Secretary's Task Force on Black and Minority Health, released in 1985 under the leadership of former HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler. This landmark report marked the first convening of a group of health experts by the U.S. government to conduct a comprehensive study of racial and ethnic minority health and elevated minority health to a national stage.This milestone anniversary served as a paramount opportunity to highlight national and local efforts towards eliminating health disparities and advancing health equity, including legislative policy and actions such as the Affordable Care Act, the HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, and the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities. Despite our country's progress towards ending health disparities, racial and ethnic minorities continue to face significant health disparities. This means our work is not yet done and we need your help.Throughout the year OMH – in conjunction with its federal, state, tribal, territorial, and local partners – will raise a clarion call for all Americans to take action towards ending health disparities in their community. Together through our collective efforts we can accelerate momentum towards achieving a nation free of disparities in health and health care.
Every community deserves good health. Everyone can join OMH and its federal, state, tribal and local community partners during April and throughout 2016, in accelerating health equity for the nation.
For more information on National Minority Health Month and how you can get involved, visit www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/NMHM16.
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