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.
- 60. Community Health Centers Continue Steady Growth, But Challenges Loom
September 26, 2019
A new analysis examines the continued growth of America’s community health centers. The authors analyze health center activity for 2018 and comparative years based on data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Uniform Data System (UDS) and document the near-tripling of health center capacity from 9.6 million patients served in 2000 to …
- 59. How Would Medicaid Losses in Approved Section 1115 Medicaid Work Experiment States Affect Community Health Centers?
June 24, 2019
A new analysis estimates the impact of Medicaid work requirements in Arizona, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Arkansas, Kentucky and New Hampshire on beneficiaries who get care at community health centers. Across these seven states, 120,000 to 169,000 adult Medicaid health center patients are at risk of losing coverage. As a result of declining Medicaid coverage, health …
- 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 …