Nonprofit Asssociation of Oregon

The Stadum Group is proud to be an associate member of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon.

Specialized Services

Mary Schoenheit Stadum offers specialized expertise for Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (FQHCS) and state Primary Care Associations. The Stadum Group can provide services to community health centers and primary care associations with the knowledge and expertise to support the CHC mission and those you serve. Contact us to help build a stronger presence for your health center, connect with your community, and diversify your funding.

Community Health Centers (FQHCs) and Primary Care Associations

According to the website of the National Association of Community Health Centers, community health centers are:

  • Spread across 50 states and all U.S. territories. There are 1,200 Community Health Centers that provide vital primary care to 18 million Americans with limited financial resources. Directed by boards with majority consumer membership, health centers focus on meeting the basic health care needs of their individual communities. Health centers maintain an open-door policy, providing treatment regardless of an individual’s income or insurance coverage.
  • Health centers serve the homeless, residents of public housing, migrant farm workers and others with emergent and chronic health care needs, but limited resources to secure treatment through traditional channels.
  • Health centers provide substantial benefits to their communities:
    • They serve 20% of low-income, uninsured people.
    • 70% of their patients live in poverty.
    • They provide comprehensive care, including physical, mental and dental care.
    • They save the national health care system between $9.9 billion and $17.6 billion a year by helping patients avoid emergency rooms and making better use of preventive services.

As the Development Director for the Alaska Primary Care Association in Anchorage, Alaska from 2004 to 2007, Mary Schoenheit Stadum worked with the community health center model and understands the vital role that health centers play in providing primary care to America’s uninsured and underserved. She managed the resource development program, including marketing and public relations activities, to support a funding diversification effort, and generated over $500,000 in revenue from foundations, grants, and contracts. She also provided assistance for the APCA’s successful advocacy effort to secure State of Alaska funding for Alaska’s community health centers.

Learn More about Community Health Centers in the West

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