E-News 2020.

  • December E-news: Launch of First CHW Institute, New Reports and Research
    December 22, 2020

    In this edition of E-news, we cover the launch of the first Community Health Worker Institute, new reports, research and chcCHroniCles Beat blog.

  • Holiday Greetings!
    December 21, 2020
  • New Report – Nearly Half of All CHC Patients Qualify for Phase One COVID-19 Vaccinations
    December 3, 2020

    For more than five decades, the nation’s community health centers (CHCs) have been a key part of broad scale immunization programs, and will play an essential role in COVID-19 vaccination efforts. In a new analysis, researchers from the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative estimate that nearly half of all patients served by community …

  • November E-news: CHC COVID-19 Updates, New Policy Webinar Series
    November 24, 2020

    In this edition of E-news, we report on the status of community health centers as the nation enters the worst phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, cover a new policy webinar series and the upcoming Fifth Annual John W. Hatch FaithHealth Lecture Series.

  • October E-news: COVID19’s Impact on CHCs
    October 20, 2020

    In this edition of E-News: New report on the COVID-19 experience of CHCs, new infographic, webinar, and CHroniCles #MembershipMonday spotlight!

  • New Report: Community Health Center Growth in 2019
    September 10, 2020

    A new policy brief by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health documents steady growth at the nation’s community health centers through 2019, highlighting the importance of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion and the need for not only emergency relief, but …

  • E-News Special Edition – Missouri Medicaid, NHCW Recap, Reports and More
    August 25, 2020

    In this special edition of E-news, we cover Medicaid expansion in Missouri, National Health Center Week (NHCW), new reports, upcoming presentations and more.

  • 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 …