Mountain People’s Health Councils

MPHC: rural health clinic or federally qualified community health center?

James Lovett, CEO of Mountain People’s Health Councils, Inc., recalls when and how he first discovered the differences between rural health clinics, community health centers, and the public health department, along with what it meant for MPHC to be a federally qualified health center (FQHC). See the full length interview to learn more.

Post-health fair formation of community councils and the origins of MPHC in Tennessee

As part of the Student Health Coalition Archive Project, Caryl Carpenter and Rick Davidson meet with James Lovett, CEO of Mountain People’s Health Councils, Inc. Their primary objective is to collect a firsthand account from Lovett and in so doing, document the evolution of MPHC from Coalition-era health fairs to its operations today. This chapter …

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The Legacy of the Norma (Tn.) Health Clinic

Norma, Tennessee is one of the original three communities that came together to form Mountain People’s Health Councils.  Norma is in the southern part of Scott County, Tennessee,  a county that was once one of the leading coal producers in the state. Norma was at one time a prosperous community with coal mining and timbering.  …

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