August 5, 2010

This webcast will feature Dr. Leighton Ku, lead author of the report “Strengthening Primary Care to Bend the Cost Curve: The Expansion of Community Health Centers Through Health Reform,” recently released by the Geiger-Gibson/ RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative.

Joining Dr. Ku to provide expert commentary will be Dan Hawkins, Sr. Vice President of the National Association of Community Health Centers. This report indicates that the expansion of community health centers will make a major contribution toward bolstering the capacity of the nation’s primary care system and reducing the long term growth in health care costs by increasing the number of patients receiving primary care at CHCs by at least 18 million by the end of the decade, and reducing total national medical costs by more than $180 billion over the next ten years.

To access an archived recording and slides from this session, visit the library at our partner site, Clinical Directors Network.