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  • New Data Note: CHCs Face Serious Financial Instability
    August 4, 2020

    A new analysis, “As COVID-19 Surges, Community Health Centers Face Serious Financial Instability” finds that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation’s community health centers are facing critical revenue losses that could significantly affect their ability to sustain operations.

  • E-News: CHCs, THCGME Confront a Global Pandemic
    July 1, 2020

    E-News Update: Responding to the challenges of COVID-19, CHroniCles #MembershipMonday spotlight and new RCHN CHF timeline.

  • E-News: Population Health Updates, COVID-19 Impact
    May 28, 2020

    The RCHN Community Health Foundation’s signature Population Health Initiative was developed to help health center organizations implement comprehensive and community-centered population-focused health improvement strategies. Working on local priority issues, our health center and primary care association grantees have developed replicable approaches to build capacity, and strengthen care delivery, systems, and outcomes.

  • New Update: ACA Repeal Impact, COVID-19 Update
    May 6, 2020

    This fall, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in California et al. v Texas et al. The Court will decide whether the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) “individual mandate” remains constitutional even though Congress has zeroed out the tax penalty for not maintaining health insurance.

  • Data Note – Week Three COVID-19 Update
    April 28, 2020

    A new data note from the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative updates previous findings on the impact of COVID-19 on community health centers. The data note is based on survey data collected by HRSA, as reported for April 17, 2020.

  • Post COVID-19 CHC Investment, Public Charge, and New Resources
    April 21, 2020

    Community health centers have long played a critical role in promoting community-wide health and reducing health disparities, serving communities with high concentrations of poverty, racial and ethnic minority populations, elevated risk of poor health, few health care and social service resources, and limited access to affordable insurance coverage. Using recent data from the Health Resources …

  • New Report: CHC Participation in Title X Family Planning Program
    April 14, 2020

    Community health centers are poised to make significant changes in Title X program participation, according to a new report which comes at a time of heightened concern over access to primary health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors surveyed community health centers to assess their current and future Title X participation plans, ahead of …

  • New Update: CHCs on the Front Lines in COVID-19 Pandemic
    March 25, 2020

    A new update, “In the COVID-19 Pandemic Community Health Centers Are the Front Line for High-Risk, Medically Underserved Communities” underscores the central role of community health centers in controlling community spread, while ensuring that patients have access to their regular source of health care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • New Report – Community Health Centers Ten Years after the Affordable Care Act
    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, concludes a new report produced by researchers at the Geiger Gibson/RCHN …

  • Blogs and books leading the way into 2020
    February 25, 2020

    Responding to the changing needs of communities and populations has long been a hallmark of our nation’s community health centers. The graying of communities – occurring at a rapid pace – is one such major population shift, touching CHCs everywhere. The National Population Projections released by the U.S. Census Bureau project that by 2034, there …

  • December E-News: Reflecting on a decade of CHC growth, collaboration and innovation
    December 18, 2019

    December 2019 closes out not just a year, but a decade of growth, collaboration and innovation for community health centers nationally and for the RCHN Community Health Foundation. This year, we made our 70th project grant and, through our signature Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at Milken Institute School of Public Health, George …

  • CHroniCles Special Edition E-News
    October 30, 2019

    In this month’s e-news, journey with us through our #MembershipMonday recaps, a highlight of our CHroniCles project. 

  • CHCs experience steady growth, looming challenges
    September 26, 2019

    A new policy brief by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at Milken Institute School of Public Health documents steady growth at the nation’s 1,362 community health centers, highlighting the importance of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion and continued grant funding.

    September 12, 2019

    The Trump administration’s “public charge” rule, which would subject legal immigrants to a public charge determination if they use public health, nutrition and housing benefits for which they are eligible, represents a major threat to health, according to a “friend of the court” brief. The brief is signed by the American Public Health Association, American Academy …

  • New Reports – Health Center Fund, Public Charge
    September 5, 2019

    A new analysis, Community Health Centers Prepare for Funding Uncertainty underscores the serious consequences for patients, communities and health centers if the Community Health Center Fund is not extended.

  • Hot Summer: NHCW, Population Health, Research and More
    August 7, 2019

    Welcome to National Health Center Week 2019 (#NHCW19)! To kick off the celebrations, we visited HRHCare’s Community Health and Wellness Fair, in Smithtown, Long Island. Everyone was welcome, and the health center provided free screenings and community resources, with staff on hand to provide more information and tell us about the broad scope of HRHCare’s …

  • Impact of Medicaid Work Requirements on CHCs
    June 24, 2019

    A new policy brief by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at the Milken Institute School of Public Health presents an analysis of the potential far-reaching consequences of approved §1115 Medicaid work experiment programs on community health centers and the patients they serve in seven states. Building on estimates of coverage losses among …

    June 5, 2019

    Health center CEOs recently received a survey on: (1) the impact on community health centers of recent or pending policy changes, including Medicaid work requirements and policies affecting immigrant families; 2) how health centers are responding to the opioid crisis; and 3) the financial and patient care-related challenges health centers face.

  • Emerging Leaders Take the Stage
    May 28, 2019

    The community health center movement is fortunate to be led and sustained by extraordinary leaders, whose commitment to health and health care justice is unparalleled. Alongside many who have been part of the health center community for decades are new, rising leaders, representing many different professions, who will help lead health centers into the future.
    Each …

  • Upcoming Webinar – Medicaid Delivery And Payment Reform
    April 22, 2019

    We hope you can join us for our special webinar program, titled Medicaid Delivery and Payment Reform: Experience of MA and NY Community Health Centers.

  • Webinar: Medicaid Delivery And Payment Reform: Experience Of MA And NY CHCs
    April 12, 2019

    Please join us for a special live webinar program on Thursday, April 25 from 2:00p.m. – 3:15p.m Eastern, titled Medicaid Delivery and Payment Reform: Experience of MA and NY Community Health Centers.

  • Community Health Centers Deliver With New Publications, Resources, Video
    April 4, 2019

    In 2015 we launched our Population Health Initiative, collaborating with community health center organizations across the country to improve the health of the communities they serve. This endeavor is at the heart of the RCHN Community Health Foundation’s work and helps enhance, in scope and intensity, the local work of community health centers.
    Today, we are pleased …

  • New Report – 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 …

  • New Report – An In-Depth Look At Medicaid Delivery & Payment Reform In MA And NY
    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 …

  • CHCs Will Need Sustained Support to Meet HIV Initiative Goals
    February 27, 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 …

  • New Population Health Projects: Enhancing Behavioral Health in Primary Care
    January 22, 2019

    Now in its fourth year, the Foundation’s population health initiative is helping community health center organizations across the country identify and create sustainable approaches to build capacity, advance systems of care and strengthen service delivery to improve the health of communities they serve. Working on a defined local priority issue, each organization is developing strategies that deepen …