The Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative is a unique, comprehensive, multi-faceted academic and research initiative focused on community health centers. The Collaborative’s academic home is the Department of Health Policy and Management at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.
To initiate the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative, in 2007 the RCHN Community Health Foundation presented $2 million to Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University (then known as the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services). The gift was then the largest ever received by the school. The purpose of the gift is to strengthen and expand the field of health center-oriented policy research. Specifically, the funds support the education and training of young scholars, sustain rich, cutting-edge national and community health policy research, and create opportunities for the dissemination of research focused on access, health equity, and the role of health centers. Two additional major gifts have provided for the expansion and continuation of the Collaborative’s singular work.
- 58. Examining the Cost Effectiveness of Teaching Health Centers
March 21, 2019
A new analysis estimates that the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program could yield up to $1.8 billion in public program savings over the course of five years, from 2019 to 2023. The THCGME program, which began in 2011 and is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), aims to increase …
- 57. Community Health Centers and Medicaid Delivery and Payment Reform: A Closer Look at Massachusetts and New York
March 7, 2019
A new analysis of Medicaid Delivery System Reform and Incentive Payment (DSRIP) demonstrations concludes that a strong working partnership between Medicaid and community health centers will prove central to successful reform. DSRIP programs, carried out under the demonstration authority of Section 1115 of the Social Security Act, enable states to test new approaches to health …
- 56. Community Health Centers and the President’s HIV Initiative: Issues and Challenges Facing Health Centers in High Burden States and Communities
February 26, 2019
The Trump Administration’s newly announced initiative to end the AIDS epidemic in the U.S. by 2030 will require significant expansion of health care and supportive services, including outreach to at-risk populations and communities, services aimed at preventing new infections, and ongoing care and treatment for people living with an HIV diagnosis. Community health centers today …
- 55. How Could the Public Charge Proposed Rule Affect Community Health Centers?
November 27, 2018
A new report by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative finds that hundreds of thousands of patients could lose access to comprehensive primary and preventive care at community health centers if a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is adopted. Applying prior research into the chilling effect and its spillover …
- 54. Community Health Centers Continued to Expand Patient and Service Capacity in 2017
September 5, 2018
A new report released as part of the Geiger Gibson RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative’s signature policy brief series examines the continued growth of community health centers in 2017. Based on newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Uniform Data System, the report documents a five percent growth in …
- 53. Legacy Community Health Services v. Smith: What are the National Implications for Community Health Centers and Their Communities?
August 7, 2018
In a recent decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Legacy Community Health Services v. Smith held that state Medicaid programs may refuse to pay community health centers for the non-emergency, out-of-network care they furnish to Medicaid managed care enrollees. The Legacy (TX) decision carries important implications for the financial …
- Health Center Data Insights: Changes in Health Center Patients, 2010-2016
June 8, 2018
A new Health Center Data Insight by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at Milken Institute School of Public Health shows that for the six-year period 2010-2016, community health centers nationwide experienced a growth in patients served of one third, or 33%.
- 52. The State of Recovery: An Update on Community Health Centers in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
April 4, 2018
A new report by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative, finds that six months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria pummeled Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), the regions’ twenty-three community health centers continue to play a crucial role in responding to the catastrophe, yet health center recovery is uneven, and many …
- 51. State Economic and Employment Losses If Community Health Center Funding Is Not Restored
December 4, 2017
A new report by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative addresses the state-level economic and employment consequences that could occur if the Community Health Center Fund, which expired on September 30, 2017, is not restored. Millions of patients served by community health centers may lose access to crucial health care and up to …
- 50. Puerto Rico’s Community Health Centers: Struggling to Recover in the Wake of Hurricane Maria
November 1, 2017
A new report by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative details how Puerto Rico’s health centers, which serve one in 10 residents, are helping to address urgent and emerging health care needs, at a time when communication is limited and access to electricity and clean water remains scarce. The authors make an urgent …
- 49. What are the Possible Effects of Failing to Extend the Community Health Center Fund?
September 21, 2017
A new report by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative analyzes the potential risk to health centers and the communities they serve if Congress fails to renew the Community Health Center Fund, which is due to expire on September 30. If the fund is not renewed, 9 million people could lose access to health …
- 48. Community Health Centers Reduce the Costs of Children’s Health Care
June 20, 2017
A new report by the Geiger Gibson/ RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative is the first to show that community health centers (CHCs) provide care for children at a significant savings. This study builds on previous research, which showed that community health centers reduce overall medical costs for adults while providing comprehensive, high-quality care. The …
- 47. Projected Financial Losses Experienced by Community Health Centers under a Scenario of Major Cuts in Key Sources of Federal Funding: 2018-2022
April 18, 2017
A new report by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative is the first to look at the economic impact on health centers of major changes in federal programs that fund health care for low-income and medically underserved people. The authors estimate that community health centers would face a $48 billion shortfall in total …
- 46. How Could Repealing Key Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Affect Community Health Centers and their Patients?
March 27, 2017
A new report by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative examines the impact on the nation’s community health centers of repeal of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The authors find that health insurance reductions that target the poorest people and communities could translate into deep cuts in health center services nationwide.The report …
- 45. Community Health Centers and Medicaid Payment Reform: Emerging Lessons from Medicaid Expansion States
October 11, 2016
A new report prepared by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative examines how health centers and state Medicaid programs in a number of Medicaid expansion states are working to reform Medicaid in order to promote efficiency and quality, and more actively integrate health centers into states’ broader payment reform efforts. These alternative payment …
- 44. How are Migrant Health Centers and their Patients Faring Under the Affordable Care Act?
May 16, 2016
A new brief from the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative finds that patients who receive care at migrant health centers located in Medicaid expansion states are increasingly likely to have Medicaid.