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  • 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.

  • PUBLIC CHARGE – IMPACT ON HEALTH CENTERS AND COMMUNITIES
    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 …

  • HEALTH CENTER SURVEY – YOUR RESPONSE COUNTS
    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 …

  • Holiday Greetings
    December 27, 2018
  • December E-News: A look back, a glimpse ahead
    December 20, 2018

    As 2018 draws to a close, we reflect on the past year with profound appreciation for the many and varied collaborations with colleagues and partners. Our work through these partnerships and other activities continues to be inspired by the early founders of the community health center movement, by our dedicated leadership at the National Association …

  • New Report– Public Charge Rule Impact
    November 27, 2018

    The proposed public charge rule, issued by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on October 10, is likely to have a significant spillover effect on community health center services and capacity. If this rule is adopted, hundreds of thousands of patients could lose access to comprehensive primary and preventive health center-based care, according …

  • 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 …

  • COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS IN PR AND USVI, ONE YEAR AFTER HURRICANES
    September 25, 2018

    One year after Hurricanes Maria and Irma made landfall in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), community health centers report a surge in patients, and a growing number of patients with serious physical and mental health problems.

  • 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 …

  • New Reports – Health Center Growth And Capacity
    September 5, 2018

    The nation’s community health centers play an increasingly visible role in the maturing, post-Affordable Care Act (ACA) market and continue to show major growth, according to two new studies issued by the Geiger Gibson / RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.

  • 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, …

  • Health Center Patient Growth, 2010-2016
    June 11, 2018

    A new Health Center Data Insight by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at Milken Institute School of Public Health shows that for the six-year period 2010-2016, community health centers nationwide experienced a growth in patients served of one third, or 33%.

  • 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 …

  • REMINDER – Upcoming Webinar – CHCs And Family Planning In An Era Of Policy Uncertainty
    April 23, 2018

    We hope you can join us for our special webinar program, titled Community Health Centers and Family Planning in an Era of Policy Uncertainty.

  • 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 …

  • Webcast Community Health Centers And Family Planning In An Era Of Policy Uncertainty
    April 5, 2018

    Community health centers play an important role in ensuring the quality and availability of primary and preventive healthcare services, including family planning services, for low-income women. I’m pleased to announce a special webinar program on Monday, April 30 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Eastern, titled Community Health Centers and Family Planning in an Era …

  • The State of Recovery: Puerto Rico and USVI CHCs
    April 4, 2018

    Last September, Hurricanes Irma and Maria battered Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, wrecking facilities, homes and essential infrastructure. Health centers responded immediately to the catastrophe, overcoming great odds to support their communities. Six months later, the regions’ twenty-three community health centers continue to play a pivotal role, providing direct care and essential community-based …

  • 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 …

  • Changing Care, Changing Lives
    January 18, 2018

    Every health center is unique, and reflects the needs and aspirations of its community. A new video, Changing Care, Changing Lives, celebrates the distinctive history and singular role that community health centers fulfill across America. The video features interview segments with health center leaders from urban and rural communities across the country, interspersed with commentary recorded …