Press Releases.

  • PATIENTS, PROVIDERS, AND GOVERNMENT ALL AGREE: TELEHEALTH IS HERE TO STAY
    February 24, 2021

    The Community Health Care Association of New York State (the Association) today released its key recommendations for remote care delivery, also known as telehealth, in the post-pandemic world. The recommendations follow a well-received paper released by the Association and the New York State Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (NYS Council) in June, which outlined key …

  • Community Health Centers Move to the COVID-19 Immunization Frontline
    February 18, 2021

    WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK, NY (Feb. 18, 2021) – A new analysis from the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative provides current information on the number of community health center staff members and patients who have received COVID-19 vaccines, using data from the latest published Health Resources and Services Administration’s Health Center COVID-19 …

  • New Report Identifies Opportunities for Promoting Community Health
    January 25, 2021

    WASHINGTON and NEW YORK (Jan. 25, 2021) – Accountable Communities for Health (ACHs) and Community Health Centers (CHCs) are natural partners in efforts to advance community health through multi-sector, collaborative work, according to a new report produced by researchers at the Funders Forum on Accountable Health and Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative. Both …

  • First Community Health Worker Institute to Reimagine their Role in Health Centers and Communities
    December 21, 2020

    New York and Seattle – Community Health Workers (CHWs) play an important role in the health care system, and as the nation plans for a more resilient future, are poised to help transform health care delivery. Now a major grant from the RCHN Community Health Foundation will help to establish the Community Health Worker Institute …

  • Nearly Half of Community Health Center Patients Qualify for Phase One COVID-19 Vaccinations
    December 3, 2020

    WASHINGTON and NEW YORK (Dec. 3, 2020) – Nearly half of all patients served by community health centers (CHCs) qualify for phase one COVID-19 immunizations under priority guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a new analysis produced by researchers at the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative.

  • In the Midst of a Pandemic, Millions of Patients Risk Loss of Access to Community Health Centers
    September 10, 2020

    WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK, NY (Sept. 10, 2020) – In 2019, on the eve of the worst pandemic in a century, over 30 million patients received care at a community health center. Of these, the vast majority – 29.8 million (1 in 11 people in the U.S.) – depended on one of the nation’s …

  • As COVID-19 Surges, Community Health Centers Face Serious Financial Instability
    August 3, 2020

    WASHINGTON, D.C. and NEW YORK, N.Y. (August 3, 2020) – Community health centers nationwide are facing critical revenue losses that could significantly affect their ability to sustain operations, concludes a new analysis produced by researchers at the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health …

  • Geiger Gibson Program Recognizes 12 Emerging Leaders
    April 23, 2020

    WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK, NY (April 22, 2020) – Each year, the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) honors young professionals who are making significant impacts to community health and health centers. Community health centers and primary care associations …

  • Community Health Centers Participation in Title X Family Planning Program Expected to Fall Further
    April 14, 2020

    WASHINGTON, D.C. and NEW YORK, N.Y. (April 14, 2020) – Community health centers in many parts of the nation are poised to make significant changes in Title X program participation, according to a new report produced by researchers at the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at the George Washington University Milken Institute School …

  • Affordable Care Act Strengthened Community Health Centers Nationwide But Progress Must Be Sustained
    March 10, 2020

    WASHINGTON, D.C. and NEW YORK, N.Y. (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. This expansion of  accessible, community based health care represents one of the law’s greatest achievements, …

  • Community Health Centers Continue Steady Growth But Challenges Loom
    September 26, 2019

    WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK, NY (Sept. 26, 2019) – More than 28 million people, one in 12 nationwide, received care at one of the nation’s 1,362 community health centers during 2018, showing steady growth and highlighting the importance of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion, according to a new study by the Geiger …

  • Health Care for Medically Underserved Patients and Communities Threatened if Congress Fails to Extend Community Health Center Fund, New Analysis Finds
    September 4, 2019

    WASHINGTON, D.C. and NEW YORK, N.Y. (Sept. 4, 2019) – Community health centers are likely to lay off staff, close clinic sites, and reduce or eliminate services if Congress fails to extend a critical source of funding by Sept. 30, concludes a new report. The report was produced by researchers at the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community …

  • Medicaid Work Requirement Programs Likely to Have a Significant Spillover Effect on Community Health Center Capacity, Staffing and Services
    June 26, 2019

    WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK, NY (June 26, 2019) –More than 100,000 people could lose access to comprehensive primary and preventive care at community health centers as a result of approved Medicaid work requirement programs, according to an analysis released today by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at the George Washington University …

  • Emerging Leaders in Agricultural Health Recognized
    May 7, 2019

    WASHINGTON, D.C. and NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 7, 2019) – The Geiger Gibson Program recognized three Emerging Leaders in Agricultural Health Tuesday in a ceremony at the 2019 Agricultural Worker Health Conference sponsored by the National Association of Community Health Centers, held this year in Albuquerque, N.M.

  • Milken Institute School of Public Health Names 2019 Geiger Gibson Program Distinguished Visitor
    April 4, 2019

    WASHINGTON, D.C. and NEW YORK, NY (April 4, 2019)— The Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University has named John Silva as the 2019 Geiger Gibson Program Distinguished Visitor. 

  • Milken Institute School of Public Health Names First Ever Geiger Gibson Program Emeritus Distinguished Visitor
    April 4, 2019

    WASHINGTON, D.C. and NEW YORK, NY (April 4, 2019) —The Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University has named Daniel R. Hawkins as the Geiger Gibson Program Emeritus Distinguished Visitor, the first in the history of the program.

  • Geiger Gibson Program Recognizes 12 Emerging Leaders at the 2019 National Association of Community Health Centers Policy & Issues Forum
    April 2, 2019

    WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK, NY (April 2, 2019) – Each year, the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) honors young professionals from across the country who are making significant impacts to community health and health centers. Community health centers …

  • Teaching Health Centers May Yield Up to $1.8 Billion in Public Program Savings
    March 21, 2019

    WASHINGTON, D.C. and NEW YORK, NY (March 21, 2019) – The Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program could yield up to $1.8 billion in public program savings ($1.5 billion in Medicaid savings and $284 in Medicare savings) over the course of five years, from 2019 to 2023, concludes a report released today. Researchers …

  • Medicaid Delivery & Payment Reform: An In-Depth Look at Two Leaders
    March 7, 2019

    WASHINGTON, D.C. and NEW YORK, NY (March 7, 2019) – An analysis released today evaluates Medicaid delivery system and payment reform demonstrations in New York and Massachusetts, and concludes that a strong working partnership between Medicaid and community health centers will prove central to successful reform. The authors say that while it is still too …

  • Community Health Centers Will Need Sustained Support to Help Meet Administration’s New HIV Initiative, New Analysis Finds
    February 26, 2019

    WASHINGTON, D.C. and NEW YORK, NY (Feb. 26, 2019) – Community health centers today serve more than one in five people in the U.S. living with HIV/AIDS and receiving care for their condition. As a critical part of the HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment system, health centers will need sustained funding and additional resources to support …