Geiger Gibson / RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative.

The Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative is a unique, comprehensive, multi-faceted academic and research initiative focused on community health centers.

To initiate the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative, in 2007  the RCHN Community Health Foundation  presented $2 million to the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University (then known as the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services)  Department of Health Policy, which is the academic home of the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy. The gift  was then the  largest ever received by the school. The purpose of the gift is to strengthen and expand the field of health center-oriented policy research. Specifically, the funds support the education and training of young scholars, support cutting-edge national and community health policy research, and create opportunities for the dissemination of research focused on access, health equity and the role of health centers. A second major gift presented in 2012 provided for the expansion and continuation of the Collaborative’s work, including new funding for a dedicated post-doctoral research Fellow.