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  • 11/12/2021 DEADLINE EXTENDED – Call for Nominations – Emerging Leader Awards

    The nomination period is open through December 3 for the Emerging Leader Awards, presented by the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy at GW Milken Institute School of Public Health. Awardees will be recognized at the NACHC Policy & Issues Forum, taking place February 14-17, 2022 in Washington, DC.

  • 11/09/2021 Community Health Centers in 2020, the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. has affected every aspect of the health care delivery system. In thousands of medically underserved rural and urban communities, community health centers played a vital role in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. This infographic depicts key aspects of the health center experience in 2020.

  • 11/08/2021 Nearly 1.34 Million Uninsured Community Health Center Patients Would Gain Coverage in 2022 under Build Back Better

    A new report finds that nearly 1.34 million uninsured community health center patients would gain health coverage in 2022 under the Build Back Better act now pending in Congress. The analysis was conducted by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative based at the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health. 

  • 10/12/2021 66. The Toll Taken on Poor Communities: Community Health Centers in the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The year 2020 marked the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., affecting every aspect of the health care delivery system. In thousands of medically underserved rural and urban communities, community health centers played a vital role in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Using data  from the  Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Uniform Data System (UDS).we report  finings for the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. in 2020, and compare it to 2019 and trend data from earlier years, to analyze  how the pandemic has affected health centers, the services they provide, and the patients they serve.