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.
- 61. Community Health Centers Ten Years After the Affordable Care Act: A Decade of Progress and the Challenges Ahead
March 10, 2020
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which marks its tenth anniversary this year, has facilitated the rapid growth of community health centers, allowing them to reach millions of new patients nationwide. Between 2010 and 2018, the number of patients served by health centers increased by nearly 46 percent, from 19.5 million in 2010 to 28.4 million …
- 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 …