Media Archive 2013.

  • Community health centers get ready for their Obamacare close-up
    October 19, 2013

    Maggie Fox of NBC News highlights the role many Community Health Centers will play in the lives of millions more Americans who will receive coverage under the Affordable Care Act, and what Health Centers are doing to prepare for the potential influx of new patients.

  • Neediest Health Centers to Get Least ACA Funding
    October 16, 2013

    Writing in Pew Stateline, Christine Vestal  notes that the neighboring states of  Maryland and Virginia illustrate what CHCs can be expected to face in Medicaid expansion and non-expansion states.

  • States’ Medicaid Decisions Cost Community Health Centers
    October 16, 2013

    Phil Galewitz of the Kaiser Health News reports on the new brief “Assessing the Potential Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Uninsured Community Health Center Patients: A Nationwide and State by-State Analysis.” Community health centers will pay a steep price for states’ decisions not to expand Medicaid under the federal health law.

  • States refusing Medicaid expansion leave 5.2M poor people without coverage, lose out on $555M
    October 16, 2013

    Modern Healthcare’s Harris Meyer reports on the new RCHN CHF policy brief and new Kaiser Family Foundation Study both of which  highlight the heavy impact that state decisions not to expand Medicaid under the federal healthcare reform law will have on low-income populations and the CHCs in their communities.

  • Study finds no evidence docs provide less care to safety net patients
    September 10, 2013

    The Modern Healthcare Blog covers a  new study, released in the September 2013 issue of  Health Affairs, by researchers in the Geiger Gibson/ RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative. Find the article here.

  • ‘No evidence’ that Medicaid primary care is substandard
    September 9, 2013

    Writing in Al Jazeera America, Marisa Taylor reports on the GG/ RCHN Community Health Foundation study showing That  Medicaid and ‘safety net’ patients receive comparable medical care to the privately insured. Read the article here.

  • Quality of Care in Community Health Centers and Factors Associated With Performance
    June 13, 2013

    A new brief from The Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured  examines performance among community health centers  for  three key measures of primary and preventive care — diabetes and blood pressure control and timely Pap tests — using quality in Medicaid managed care organizations (MCO) as a benchmark. The study also identifies …

  • Wyoming Health Centers Brace For Sequestration Cuts
    March 10, 2013

    Writing in the Caspar Star-Tribune, Joshua Wolfson cites the GG/RCHN CHF Collaborative brief in his report on the impact of sequestration on Wyoming’s CHCs.

  • Report Reveals Sequester’s Impact on Community Health Centers and Underserved Populations
    March 6, 2013

    In an interview with Lucas Willard on WAMC – Northeast Public Radio, Peter Shin and Feygele Jacobs comment on a new study, “Assessing the Potential Impact of Sequestration on Community Health Centers, Patients, and Medically Underserved Communities”.

  • CareSouth gets $200,000 for training program
    February 6, 2013

    A grant of approximately $200,000, awarded to CareSouth Carolina from the RCHN Community Health Foundation, will be used to partner with Northeastern Technical College (NETC) to develop new training programs aimed at growing a skilled workforce for community health care.

  • NETC announces two new health care programs
    February 6, 2013

    CareSouth Carolina and Northeastern Technical College announced their partnership initiative to recruit, train and keep health care workers in the area.

  • El Rio Gets Grant to Train Health Workers
    February 5, 2013

    Arizona Public Media’s Fernanda Echavarri interviews El Rio CEO Nancy Johnson on the their new health-care career training program aimed at the entry-level work force, veterans and at-risk unemployed people.

  • El Rio wins $200,000 grant for health-career training
    February 1, 2013

    El Rio Community Health Center has been awarded a grant of nearly $200,000 by the nonprofit RCHN Community Health Foundation to develop a health-care career-training program geared toward the entry-level workforce, veterans and the unemployed.

  • Salud Fam. Health Centers receive $200,000 grant – Money will fund training programs
    February 1, 2013

    The Fort Morgan Times writes that Salud Family Health will work in partnership with the Colorado Community Health Network, the Tri-County Health Department and the Adams County Workforce Center on a Foundation-supported Medical Staff College Project, a training program that will be designed to meet the unique operational needs of community health centers.

  • CareSouth, Northeastern Technical College to announce $200,000 training grant
    January 31, 2013

    The Hartsville Messenger reports that CarSouth Carolina will hold a press conference on February 6 to announce a $200,000 grant that will fund the development of new training programs in conjunction with Northeastern Technical College NETC to grow a skilled workforce for community healthcare.

  • Penn-Yan based Finger Lakes Community Health gets $200000 grant
    January 31, 2013

    Finger Lakes Times interviews Mary Zelazny, Executive Director of Finger Lakes Community Health, on the center’s plans to use RCHN CHF grant funds to partner with the National Center for Farmworker Health and regional organizations to address the gaps in training for frontline workers, also known as “point-of- entry” workers, who engage vulnerable patients.

  • Hartsville CareSouth office awarded $200,000 grant
    January 30, 2013

    The Hartsville Messenger writes: ” WANTED: Tech-savvy, culturally competent, skilled health workers who can juggle mounds of paperwork, manage electronic medical records, and deal with new coverage plans and requirements – all while caring deeply about vulnerable patients.