Other gg reports and research.

  • Community Health Centers: Growing Importance in a Changing Health Care System
    March 13, 2018

    Drawing on federal health center data from 2016 and the Health Center Patient Survey from 2009 and 2014, this brief describes health centers and their patients in 2016 and examines changes in access to care and utilization of services by health center patients following implementation of the ACA coverage expansions in 2014.

  • Community Health Centers: Recent Growth and the Role of the ACA
    January 18, 2017

    A new issue brief from The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation draws on 2015 UDS data and a comprehensive Survey of Health Centers' Experiences and Activites under the Affordable Care Act to provide a current snapshot of community health centers and their patients, analyze recent changes, and compare the experience of health centers in Medicaid …

  • Health Reform Repeal Could Cause 3 Million People to Lose Jobs and Trigger Broad Economic  Disruption
    January 5, 2017

    A repeal of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could lead to significant economic disruption and substantial job losses in every state, according to new research. In 2019 alone, 2.6 million people could lose their jobs. These losses could rise to nearly 3 million positions in health care and other sectors by the …

  • Health Center Trends: Recent Experience in Medicaid Expansion and Non-Expansion States
    December 2, 2015

    A new issue brief from The Kaiser Family Foundation examines the change between 2013 and 2014 in the volume and health coverage profile of health center patients, and enrollment activities and service capacity, comparing states that implemented the ACA Medicaid expansion in 2014 and states that did not. 

  • Patient Experiences With Family Planning in Community Health Centers
    July 28, 2015

    A new report issued by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative and the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health reports the findings of a unique study of nearly 2,000 women of childbearing age who receive health care services at the nation’s community  health centers. The report is part of a series undertaken by lead …

  • How Will Texas’ Affordable Care Act Implementation Decisions Affect the Population? A Closer Look
    June 12, 2015

    New analysis projects the consequences to Texans should the Supreme Court rule in favor of the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell and provides insight into the economic burden to individuals and to the state that is created by a growing pool of uninsured people.

  • Community Health Centers: A 2013 Profile and Prospects as ACA Implementation Proceeds
    March 17, 2015

    Part of an annual series of updates on community health centers produced by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured in partnership with the George Washington University’s Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy.

  • Community Health Centers: A 2012 Profile and Spotlight on Implications of State Medicaid Expansion Decisions
    September 5, 2014

    A new policy brief provides a pre-ACA snapshot of health centers that can help in understanding the impact of state decisions about the ACA Medicaid expansion on health centers as health reform unfolds in the coming years.

  • Health Centers and Family Planning Update
    July 8, 2014

    A new report issued by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative and the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health examines the potential impact of comprehensive federal guidelines aimed at improving the quality of family planning services on the nation’s community health centers

  • A Profile of Community Health Center Patients: Implications for Policy
    December 23, 2013

    A new brief from The Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, “A Profile of Community Health Center Patients: Implications for Policy” compares the patients served by community health centers to the general low-income population, using data from the  Health Center Patient Survey and the National Health Interview Survey. The profile of CHC …

  • “Providing Outreach and Enrollment Assistance: Lessons Learned from Community Health Centers in Massachusetts”
    September 24, 2013

    A new report by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) finds that intensive outreach and assistance will be needed in order to connect millions of low-income Americans with the coverage they need under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The report, completed in partnership with the Kaiser Family …

  • 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 …

  • Community Health Centers in an Era of Health Reform: An Overview and Key Challenges to Health Center Growth
    March 22, 2013

    A new brief from The Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured  provides an update on  community health centers three years after implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The brief gives an overview of CHCs’ current capacity, staffing and role in the safety net and highlights new challenges  for  the future growth of …

  • Health Centers and Family Planning: Results of a Nationwide Study
    March 7, 2013

    A new report provides the first in-depth examination of the role of health centers in providing access to family planning services. “Health Centers and Family Planning: Results of a Nationwide Study,” is based on a comprehensive and systematic survey, supplemented by case studies. Among the key findings is that while virtually all health centers furnish family planning services to some …