E-News2019.

  • 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 …