RCHN Community Health Foundation’ s live webinar series focuses on key issues and research relevant to community health centers.
The series features prominent guest speakers as well as research and reports from the Geiger Gibson/ RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative and our ongoing work in health information technology and other areas. We have partnered with the Clinical Directors Network (CDN), a well-regarded practice-based research network dedicated to developing educational programs and training opportunities for clinicians and other staff who serve low income and minority patients, to produce this series.
Archived recordings and session slides will be available after each live session.
- Outreach and Enrollment Projects: Sharing Strategies and Outcomes
This webinar features the Foundation’s six outreach and enrollment initiative grantees who will provide an update on their projects and best practices aimed at enhancing health insurance enrollment, coverage retention and access. (June 30, 2015)
- CHC Entry-Level Workforce Projects: Lessons Learned In 2012 the RCHN CHF launched its Workforce Initiative aimed at helping CHCs to identify and address the challenges of recruiting, training and retaining a highly skilled entry-level workforce in the wake of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the increase in demand for health care workers across the professions and at all levels. (May 12, 2014)
- Strengthening Immigrants’ Health Access: Current Opportunities While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) does not expand access to health insurance for undocumented immigrants, it may pave the way to health care coverage for as many as six million legal immigrants who have had trouble obtaining insurance, and may begin to close the coverage gap between immigrants and native-born adults. (February 6, 2014)
- Assessing the Potential Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Uninsured Community Health Center Patients: A Nationwide and State-by-State Analysis A new report from the GG/ RCHN CHF Research Collaborative, estimates that more than 5 million health center patients would have gained coverage had all states participated in a sweeping Medicaid expansion. (November 7, 2013)
- Health Centers and Family Planning A recent report by the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) and the RCHN Community Health Foundation provides the first in-depth examination of the role of health centers in providing access to family planning services. (May 2, 2013)
- Innovative CHC Approaches to Entry-Level Workforce Training Project update from RCHN Community Health Foundation’s 2012 grantees, on unique programs aimed at helping CHCs to identify and address the challenges of recruiting and retaining a highly skilled entry level workforce. Project objectives were to support CHCs in growth and transformation efforts, implement and evaluate strategies to embed workforce talent and capability, and optimize capacity of CHCs to serve as high quality and high-performing medical homes. (April 16, 2013)
- Hospital Community Benefit Obligations: Implications for Health Centers and Communities
Community Benefit is the obligation of nonprofit hospitals to invest in the communities they serve beyond the provision of direct medical services. The Affordable Care Act calls for strengthening and clarifying this obligation. Panelists Sara Rosenbaum and Maureen Byrnes introduce the concept of community benefit, review new requirements for Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy under the ACA, and discuss implications and opportunities for health centers and public health. (December 11, 2012)
- Supreme Court Ruling on ACA’s Medicaid Expansion: How Will Non-Implementation Affect CHC Capacity? A webcast presentation on implications of the Supreme Court’s ACA ruling for community health centers and the patients and communities they serve, featuring the lead authors of a recent policy brief on the subject. (August 16, 2012)
- “Health Information Technology Adoption and MU Readiness: Survey Findings and CHC Experience.” Health information technology holds the promise of helping us to improve the quality and efficiency of care. This webinar will focus on our recent report “Results from the 2010-11 Readiness for Meaningful Use of HIT and Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition Survey.” (November 3, 2011)
- “The Health Care Access and Cost Consequences of Reducing Health Center Funding”
Panelists Dr. Peter Shin and Katherine Hayes discuss the impact of potential funding reductions to community health centers and the patients and communities they serve, and also review findings from the recent report “Who Are the Health Center Patients Who Risk Losing Care Under the House of Representatives’ Proposed FY 2011 Spending Reductions?,” the federal budget debate and prospects for funding reductions in the coming years and ongoing research on the challenges facing CHCs and underserved communities. (March 21, 2011)
- “The Affordable Care Act, Medical Homes and Childhood Asthma: A Key Opportunity for Progress” Co-authors of the report titled “The Affordable Care Act, Medical Homes and Childhood Asthma: A Key Opportunity for Progress,” supported by the RCHN Community Health Foundation and Merck Childhood Asthma Network (MCAN), present report findings and address how the medical home model facilitates comprehensive, patient-centered care by fostering partnerships among and between patients and their providers including pediatricians and other primary care clinicians, specialists and emergency and other service providers. (December 2, 2010)
- Medical-Legal Partnerships: Addressing The Unmet Legal Needs Of Health Center Patients Community health centers’ comprehensive approach to health care and high proportion of low-income patients make them an excellent entry point for access to essential legal services, and health center MLPs can also benefit the viability of the centers. (October 12, 2010)
- “Strengthening Primary Care to Bend the Cost Curve: The Expansion of Community Health Centers Through Health Reform” Leighton Ku, Ph.D., M.P.H – Professor and Director, Center for Health Policy Research in the Department of Health Policy GW School of Public Health and Health Services. (August 5, 2010)
- “Health Care Reform and Primary Care – The Growing Importance of the Community Health Center” Inaugural session of the RCHN CHF webcast series, featuring Dr. H. Jack Geiger, founding father of the community health movement, and Sara Rosenbaum, J.D. (July 6, 2010)