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  • The Projected Effects of the Arkansas Medicaid Work Requirement Demonstration
    November 2, 2018

    This past June 2018, Arkansas became the first state in the nation to implement a federal Medicaid work demonstration – known as Arkansas Works — that terminates Medicaid coverage for beneficiaries unable to demonstrate through a complex online system that they are fulfilling stringent work/community engagement and reporting rules. Several newly-published blogs examine the early …

  • October E-News: Learning and Collaboration – Local and Beyond
    October 31, 2018

    In September, at the invitation of the Canadian Association of Community Health Centers (CACHC), Canadian and U.S health center leaders gathered in Victoria, British Columbia, for two days of intensive learning, dialogue and information sharing. Since 2010, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) has worked with the CACHC to facilitate knowledge exchange across …

  • September E-News: Community Health Centers – America’s Health Care Heroes
    September 18, 2018

    National Health Center Week (NHCW), observed in August each year, recognizes the valuable work of community health centers and their essential role in providing high-quality comprehensive health care to 28 million people across America. This year’s theme, “Celebrating Health Centers: Home of America’s Health Care Heroes” recognized and celebrated health care heroes – individuals who …

  • August E-News: National Health Center Week Special Edition
    August 13, 2018

    National Health Center Week (#NHCW) recognizes the extraordinary contributions of community health centers, and their essential role in expanding access to high-quality, comprehensive health care and improving the very lives of those they serve.
    Today, community health centers serve 27 million people, at more than 10,000 urban, rural, and frontier locations. Like the communities they serve, every …

  • E-News June/July Blockbuster: Collaboration for Excellence
    July 9, 2018

    Project Launch: Community Health Care Coordination for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
    Beneath the cobblestone streets and quaint coastal charm of Savannah, Georgia lies a persistent undercurrent of deep poverty. For nearly one-third of Savannah’s residents, food scarcity, unstable housing, and economic marginalization define daily life. Nowhere is this issue more evident than among the city’s youth, …

  • Population Health Projects Tackle Food Insecurity to Improve Community Health
    May 21, 2018

    Dr. Jack Geiger, founding father of the community health center movement, famously said “The last time we looked in the book for a specific therapy for malnutrition, it was food.” That’s what was behind the farm co-op Drs. Jack Geiger and John Hatch started in the Mississippi Delta more than 50 years ago, and the …

  • Kentucky’s Medicaid Work Requirements
    April 16, 2018

    A new blog post on Health Affairs by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at Milken Institute School of Public Health examines the potential impact of Kentucky’s Medicaid work requirements on community health centers and the patients they serve. Authors Peter Shin, Jessica Sharac and Sara Rosenbaum utilized published estimates of the Kentucky …

  • Puerto Rico: Health Center Resilience and Community Recovery
    March 27, 2018

    Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, striking an island that had already been hit by Hurricane Irma just weeks before, and causing widespread devastation. Six months later, the island is still recovering, and adjusting to what has become a new normal. Throughout the crisis, Puerto Rico’s twenty Community Health Centers have …