Date of Award

Spring 5-14-2021

Degree Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Department

Public Health

First Advisor

Dr. Colin Smith

Second Advisor

Dr. Xiangjiang Fang

Third Advisor

Dr. Jennifer McCants

Abstract

Health care costs in the United States are generally unaffordable; however, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) have the prime mission to offer affordable services to the communities they serve. This paper evaluates the funding structures over a two-year period of an FQHC in Metropolitan-Atlanta which the Atlanta Regional Commission Agency determines to have the following eleven counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Rockdale, and the City of Atlanta. After a comparative review of the clinical and non-clinical aspects, recommendations will be made on how the specific Atlanta FQHC studied could increase their revenue or other performance measures such as best practices.

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