• 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 …

    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 …