- How Could Repealing Key Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Affect Community Health Centers and their Patients?
March 27, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK (March 27, 2017)—Repeal of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, combined with a failure to renew critical funding streams, would result in catastrophic funding losses for community health centers–forcing these safety net providers to cut back on services, lay off staff or shut down clinical sites, according to a report published today. The report represents the first analysis of the potential effects on medically underserved communities of the types of health insurance losses contained in legislation now pending in Congress
- HEALTH REFORM REPEAL COULD CAUSE 3 MILLION PEOPLE TO LOSE JOBS AND TRIGGER BROAD ECONOMIC DISRUPTION
January 5, 2017
A new study , from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University and The Commonwealth Fund, finds that repeal of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could lead to significant economic disruption and substantial job losses in every state. In 2019 alone, 2.6 million people could lose their jobs. These losses could rise to nearly 3 million positions in health care and other sectors by the year 2021, says this first-of-its-kind study. The report was supported by a combination of funds from The Commonwealth Fund, the Geiger Gibson/ RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative and the Milken Institute SPH.
- Out in the Rural: A Mississippi Health Center and Its War on Poverty
November 17, 2016
In his new book Out in the Rural: A Mississippi Health Center and Its War on Poverty, published by Oxford University Press, Thomas J. Ward Jr. chronicles and celebrates the history of the nation’s first rural community health center in the Mississippi delta. RCHN Community Health Foundation provided grant support for the project in conjunction with other funders and is a co-sponsor of the launch event along with the National Association of Community Health Centers. The event is also sponsored by the Geiger Gibson Program at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, which helped support the research on which the book is based.
- Community Health Centers: Caring for Our Nation’s Veterans
November 10, 2016
New data show that the number of veterans served by community health centers has increased by 43 percent in less than 10 years, and that nearly 9 in 10 health centers serve veterans.
- Community Health Centers and Medicaid Payment Reform: Emerging Lessons from Medicaid Expansion States
October 11, 2016
New Collaborative report on Medicaid payment reform and CHCs highlights lessons learned in five expansion states.
- ACA Coverage at Migrant Health Centers
May 16, 2016
Patients who receive care at migrant health centers located in Medicaid expansion states are increasingly likely to have Medicaid, according to a report by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.
- Geiger Gibson Program Recognizes 15 Emerging Leaders at the National Association of Community Health Centers Policy and Issues Forum
March 24, 2016
Geiger Gibson Program Recognizes 15 Emerging Leaders at the National Association of Community Health Centers Policy and Issues Forum
- Puerto Rico’s Community Health Centers Face Bleak Future Under the Weight of Economic Downturn, Deficient Funding
December 14, 2015
An extraordinary need for publicly subsidized health services amidst an unprecedented economic crisis is putting Puerto Rico’s federally funded community health centers in jeopardy, according to a new report.
- Community Health Centers in the Era of Health Reform: Initial National Findings from the 2014 Uniform Data System
August 18, 2015
Findings of a new report issued by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative show that between 2013 and 2014, the total number of patients served at community health centers increased by over 1.1 million.
- Patient Experiences With Family Planning in Community Health Centers
July 28, 2015
Findings of a new report issued by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative and the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health signal a clear unmet need for more comprehensive family planning services at community health centers.
- New Strategies to Improve Community Health Launched in 5 States
July 15, 2015
As community health centers strive to develop strong population health management capacities, the RCHN Community Health Foundation is investing in six projects to improve systems of care and the health outcomes of vulnerable populations.
- CHCs and Medicaid at 50: An Enduring Relationship Key to Health System Transformation
July 7, 2015
A new commentary in the July issue of HEALTH AFFAIRS explores the relationship between CHCs and the Medicaid program.
- Community Health Center Data Capture Incomplete in Electronic Health Record Systems, Potentially Affecting Reimbursement
April 13, 2015
A new study by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative raises fundamental questions about how to quantify and reimburse the value of care associated with the community health center model.
- Geiger Gibson Program Recognizes Eight Emerging Leaders at the National Association of Community Health Centers Policy and Issues Forum
March 23, 2015
Eight winners designated as 2015 Emerging Leaders. Award recipients were recognized at the annual meeting of the National Association of Community Health Centers on March 21, 2015 in Washington, DC.
- One Million Patients Could Lose Primary Care if Residency Training in Underserved Regions is Eliminated
March 3, 2015
Loss of funding could disrupt the training of 550 current medical residents and cut off the pipeline of future primary care residents, says a new report conducted by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative.
- Children’s Health Insurance Program and Community Health Centers Closely Linked, Vulnerable to Cuts
February 23, 2015
CHIP is central to health centers’ ability to ensure high quality, appropriate care
- New Report says Payment Reform Could Strengthen Family Planning Services Offered by the Nation’s Community Health Centers
January 7, 2015
A new report issued by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative and the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health, based at the Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University, describes how payment reform could improve family planning services offered by the nation’s community health centers. In 2013, 1,200 community health centers operating in more than 9,100 urban and rural locations furnished comprehensive primary health care to nearly 22 million people living in communities and populations facing elevated health risks and a shortage of primary health care. They also provided care to one in five low-income women of childbearing age nationally. Family planning represents a required service provided by virtually all health centers in the United States.