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RCHN CHF’s initiatives aim both to address the unique challenges that community health centers face today, and support the development of opportunities to sustain CHCs in the future.

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  • 06/08/2018 Health Center Data Insights: Changes in Health Center Patients, 2010-2016

    A new Health Center Data Insight by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at Milken Institute School of Public Health shows that for the six-year period 2010-2016, community health centers nationwide experienced a growth in patients served of one third, or 33%.

  • 04/06/2018 Community Health Centers and Family Planning in an Era of Policy Uncertainty: Policy & Practice Webinar

    A recent study from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) provides an update and comprehensive look at the provision of reproductive health care to low-income women by community health centers.  This webcast will feature study co-authors, along with clinical experts, who will address the study findings on the availability of family planning services at community health centers and discuss implications for policy and financing as well as improving quality and access to care. 


  • 04/04/2018 52. The State of Recovery: An Update on Community Health Centers in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

    A new report by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative, finds that six months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria pummeled Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), the regions’ twenty-three community health centers continue to play a crucial role in responding to the catastrophe, yet health center recovery is uneven, and many are still operating under hardship conditions. 

  • 03/22/2018 Health Center Resilience and Community Recovery in Puerto Rico

    With the six-month anniversary of Hurricane Maria nearly coincident with this year’s National Association of Community Health Center’s Policy and Issues Forum, the closing session was devoted to learning about the crisis, and recognizing the essential role of Puerto Rico’s twenty  health center organizations in response and recovery. RCHN Community Health Foundation President and CEO Dr. Feygele Jacobs moderated a roundtable that considered resilience and community recovery in the aftermath of the hurricanes from the CHC perspective.