Community Health Centers Face Challenge and Opportunity

WASHINGTON and NEW YORK (March 5, 2012) — A new article in the March 2012 issue of the journal Women’s Health Issues, by researchers from the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative in the Department of Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, examines the multiple opportunities provided by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to improve the health of low-income women through the use of community health centers.  The commentary, titled,  “Opportunities and Challenges for Community Health Centers in Meeting Women’s Health Care Needs,” also outlines the challenges many community health centers face because of primary care workforce shortages and federal funding cuts.