The National Association of Community Health Centers commented on the new report by the Geiger Gibson RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative, titled “Community Health Centers and the Economy: Assessing Centers’ Role in Immediate Job Creation Efforts,” noting that “Community Health Centers not only provide a regular source of medical care for the growing number of Americans that need it, but they are also proven job-creating economic engines that employ people in the communities that they serve — a benefit that cannot be ignored at a time of a national unemployment crisis,” said Dan Hawkins, Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Research at the National Association of Community Health Centers. “All of these economic benefits are in addition to the $24 billion in annual system-wide savings that health centers deliver by keeping people healthy and avoiding unnecessary ER and hospital use.”