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.
- 48. Community Health Centers Reduce the Costs of Children’s Health Care
June 20, 2017
A new report by the Geiger Gibson/ RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative is the first to show that community health centers (CHCs) provide care for children at a significant savings. This study builds on previous research, which showed that community health centers reduce overall medical costs for adults while providing comprehensive, high-quality care. The …
- 47. Projected Financial Losses Experienced by Community Health Centers under a Scenario of Major Cuts in Key Sources of Federal Funding: 2018-2022
April 18, 2017
A new report by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative is the first to look at the economic impact on health centers of major changes in federal programs that fund health care for low-income and medically underserved people. The authors estimate that community health centers would face a $48 billion shortfall in total …
- 46. How Could Repealing Key Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Affect Community Health Centers and their Patients?
March 27, 2017
A new report by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative examines the impact on the nation’s community health centers of repeal of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The authors find that health insurance reductions that target the poorest people and communities could translate into deep cuts in health center services nationwide.The report …
- 45. Community Health Centers and Medicaid Payment Reform: Emerging Lessons from Medicaid Expansion States
October 11, 2016
A new report prepared by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative examines how health centers and state Medicaid programs in a number of Medicaid expansion states are working to reform Medicaid in order to promote efficiency and quality, and more actively integrate health centers into states’ broader payment reform efforts. These alternative payment …
- 44. How are Migrant Health Centers and their Patients Faring Under the Affordable Care Act?
May 16, 2016
A new brief from the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative finds that patients who receive care at migrant health centers located in Medicaid expansion states are increasingly likely to have Medicaid.