Projects & Research.



The RCHN Community Health Foundation’s projects and programs concentrate on issues of vital importance to community health centers and the people they serve: health care access, health center capacity and stability, and health information technology. Our 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. Among the Foundation’s current supported initiatives are:


  • The Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative: A multifaceted academic and scholarly research program focused on community health centers.
  • Population Health Initiative: A funding opportunity for community health centers and primary care associations supporting population health management interventions and best practices.
  • Outreach and Enrollment Initiative: A funding opportunity for community health centers and primary care associations to develop innovative strategies and best practices for health insurance outreach, eligibility determination and enrollment.
  • Workforce Initiative: A funding opportunity for federally qualified community health centers and designated look-alikes focused on recruitment, training and retention of entry-level staff .
  • CHroniCles: A multi-media website showcasing the living history of the health center movement through the unique written and oral histories, historic documents, and photographs of every health center.
  • Technology in Focus: The Foundation’s technology vision is to address that situation, and to facilitate affordable access to the cutting-edge information technology necessary for the provision of excellent clinical care and the support of efficient operations.
  • CHC Webcast Series: a new series of live webinars featuring prominent guest speakers, and CHC-relevant research and reports