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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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  • 05/27/2021 May E-news: RCHN CHF Announces Sunset, Awards Final Grants to Support Community Health

    Since our founding in 2005, the RCHN Community Health Foundation has been dedicated to supporting and nurturing the community health center movement. Though modest in size, the Foundation has developed a robust voice in community health improvement, undertaking ambitious programs in policy research, policy communication, and grant-making to improve health and health care. We are so proud of the many milestones we’ve accomplished, and our impact and reach in our years of dedication to and collaboration with community health centers.

  • 05/26/2021 Community Health Centers Tackle Population Health, Equity and Social Determinants

    Community Health Centers Tackle Population Health, Equity and Social Determinants by the RCHN CHF team describes the Foundation’s Population Health initiative [2015-2020], summarizes the objectives and outcomes of supported projects, and documents the approaches to evaluation and shared learning. It concludes with a discussion of the need for population-focused approaches to health policy in the post-pandemic era. [May 2021]

  • 05/19/2021 Building Community-Oriented Medicaid Managed Care: Charting a Path Toward Reform

    A policy issue brief from the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy at Milken Institute School of Public Health examines the Episcopal Health Foundation’s (TX) $10 million Texas Community-Centered Health Homes (CCHH Initiative and its implications for Medicaid managed care policy and practice.

  • 05/18/2021 Community Health Centers and the COVID-19 Vaccination Roll-out: A Close Look at Two Health Centers on the Front Lines

    This time last year, sirens were a constant sound in New York City, and elsewhere in the U.S. as the COVID-19 pandemic surged. While those who could stayed inside and worked from home, community health centers (CHCs) throughout the country did everything they could to keep their doors open and provide essential healthcare, in person or by pivoting rapidly to telehealth, and to add essential COVID-19 testing capacity.