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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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  • 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.

  • 10/12/2021 Community Health Center Data from 2020 Reveals the Toll of the Pandemic

    WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK, NY (Oct. 12, 2021) – A new analysis from the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative provides an overview of the toll on community health centers in 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. The Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative is based at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.

  • 10/08/2021 Innovative Physician Assistant Training Program for the Community Health Center Movement Launches in California

    Phoenix, AZ and New York, NY (October 8,2021) – A new program, dedicated to training physician assistants (PAs) for the nation’s community health centers (CHCs), began class with 90 students, in Santa Maria, California on October 4th, 2021.  The program is a partnership of CHC-U, a not-for-profit formed to meet the workforce needs of the health center movement, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (ATSU), and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), with support from the RCHN Community Health Foundation.

  • 08/13/2021 August E-news: New Health Policy Webinar Series, Publication, and Blog

    In this edition of e-news: New health policy webinar series, new publication–Selections from the CHroniCles Beat, blog, and #COVID19CHC Stories.