The Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative is a unique, comprehensive, multi-faceted academic and research initiative focused on community health centers. The Collaborative’s academic home is the Department of Health Policy and Management at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.
To initiate the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative, in 2007 the RCHN Community Health Foundation presented $2 million to Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University (then known as the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services). The gift was then the largest ever received by the school. The purpose of the gift is to strengthen and expand the field of health center-oriented policy research. Specifically, the funds support the education and training of young scholars, sustain rich, cutting-edge national and community health policy research, and create opportunities for the dissemination of research focused on access, health equity, and the role of health centers. Two additional major gifts have provided for the expansion and continuation of the Collaborative’s singular work.
- 66. The Toll Taken on Poor Communities: Community Health Centers in the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic
October 12, 2021
The year 2020 marked the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., affecting every aspect of the health care delivery system. In thousands of medically underserved rural and urban communities, community health centers played a vital role in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Using data from the Health Resources and Services Administration …
- 65. Community Health Centers’ Accomplishments and Challenges, One Year in to the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 26, 2021
A new analysis reports on the experience of the nation’s community health centers over the past year, and highlights health centers’ accomplishments in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the challenges that they face as the pandemic continues and the nation seeks to recover.
- Advancing and Promoting Community Health: Opportunities for Accountable Communities for Health and Community Health Centers
January 25, 2021
A new issue brief examines CHC engagement within ACHs and identifies opportunities and challenges for CHC participation. The brief presents findings based on a survey of ACHs on CHC engagement and follow-up conversations with ACH and CHC representatives.
- 64. Months into the COVID-19 Pandemic, Community Health Centers Report Signs of Improvement, But Face Financial Uncertainty
October 20, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic surges on across the United States, a new analysis reports on the experience of the nation’s community health centers over a six-month period.
- 63. Community Health Centers on the Eve of the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Overview of Findings from the 2019 Uniform Data System
September 10, 2020
A new analysis examines the continued growth of community health centers through 2019. The authors analyze health center activity based on data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Uniform Data System (UDS) and document that on the eve on the COVID-19 pandemic, health centers were positioned to assume an integral role in …
- Data Note: Missouri’s Historic Medicaid Expansion Will Produce Major Gains for that State’s Community Health Centers, their Patients and the Communities They Serve
August 19, 2020
A new data note examines the potential impact of Medicaid expansion on Missouri’s community health centers and their patients.
- 62. How Will the Title X Family Planning Rule Affect Community Health Centers?
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 …
- 61. Community Health Centers Ten Years After the Affordable Care Act: A Decade of Progress and the Challenges Ahead
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. Between 2010 and 2018, the number of patients served by health centers increased by nearly 46 percent, from 19.5 million in 2010 to 28.4 million …
- 60. Community Health Centers Continue Steady Growth, But Challenges Loom
September 26, 2019
A new analysis examines the continued growth of America’s community health centers. The authors analyze health center activity for 2018 and comparative years based on data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Uniform Data System (UDS) and document the near-tripling of health center capacity from 9.6 million patients served in 2000 to …
- 59. How Would Medicaid Losses in Approved Section 1115 Medicaid Work Experiment States Affect Community Health Centers?
June 24, 2019
A new analysis estimates the impact of Medicaid work requirements in Arizona, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Arkansas, Kentucky and New Hampshire on beneficiaries who get care at community health centers. Across these seven states, 120,000 to 169,000 adult Medicaid health center patients are at risk of losing coverage. As a result of declining Medicaid coverage, health …
- 58. 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 …
- 57. Community Health Centers and Medicaid Delivery and Payment Reform: A Closer Look at Massachusetts and New York
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 …
- 56. Community Health Centers and the President’s HIV Initiative: Issues and Challenges Facing Health Centers in High Burden States and Communities
February 26, 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 …