Press Releases.

  • RCHN Community Health Foundation Awards Grants to Launch Innovative Approaches to Improve Community Health in Five States
    December 6, 2017

    NEW YORK – As part of its strategy to help community health centers identify and create sustainable approaches to improve the health of vulnerable communities and advance health equity, the RCHN Community Health Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded $625,000 in grants to community health centers in five different states. 

  • Tackling Toxic Homes to Improve Children’s Health
    December 6, 2017

    For Immediate Release
    December 6, 2017
    CONTACT: pr@revolutionmessaging.com or 323.546.9792
    or Susan Lamontagne, susan@publicinterestmedia.com or 631.899.4780
    Tackling Toxic Homes to Improve Children’s Health
    St. John’s Well Child and Family Center launches Healthy Homes, Healthy Kids, a program made possible by a $125,000 grant from RCHN Community Health Foundation
    NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES – Healthy Homes, Healthy Kids, a program …

  • Doctor’s Orders: A Prescription for Fresh Fruits and Veggies to Control Diabetes
    December 6, 2017

    For Immediate Release
    December 6, 2017
    CONTACT:  Marco Leon, melon@mariposachc.net or 520.761.2128
    OR Susan Lamontagne, susan@publicinterestmedia.com or 631.899.4780
    Doctor’s Orders: A Prescription for Fresh Fruits and Veggies to Control Diabetes
    Mariposa Community Health Center launches “Comer Bien (Eat Well) Initiative” made possible with $125,000 grant from RCHN Community Health Foundation
    NEW YORK AND NOGALES, AZ – With diabetes on the …

  • Doctor’s Orders: A Prescription for Fresh Fruits and Veggies to Cure Hunger, Control Diabetes
    December 6, 2017

    For Immediate Release
    December 6, 2017
    CONTACT:  Yvonne Ketchum-Ward, (208) 898-3828, Yketchum@idahopca.org
    OR Susan Lamontagne, 631.899.4780, susan@publicinterestmedia.com
    Doctor’s Orders: A Prescription for Fresh Fruits and Veggies to Cure Hunger, Control Diabetes
    Idaho Primary Care Association and Terry Reilly Health Services launch pilot project made possible with $125,000 grant from RCHN Community Health Foundation
    NEW YORK AND NAMPA, ID– When the …

  • Fenway Health Launches Pilot Program to Reduce Avoidable ER and Hospital Use for LGBT Patients with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Challenges
    December 6, 2017

    For Immediate Release
    December 6, 2017
    CONTACT:  Philip Finch, 617.927.6341, pfinch@fenwayhealth.org
    OR Susan Lamontagne, 631.899.4780, susan@publicinterestmedia.com
    Fenway Health Launches Pilot Program to Reduce Avoidable ER and Hospital Use for LGBT Patients with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Challenges
    Pilot made possible with $125,000 grant from RCHN Community Health Foundation
    NEW YORK AND BOSTON – Reducing avoidable emergency room visits and …

  • ACCESS Launches the Chicago area’s First Pilot Program to Improve Care for Patients Struggling with Severe Mental Illness and Trauma
    December 6, 2017

    For Immediate Release
    December 6, 2017
    CONTACT:  Elaine Hegwood Bowen, 312.526.2086 or Elaine.Bowen@achn.net
    OR Susan Lamontagne, 631.899.3825 or susan@publicinterestmedia.com
    ACCESS Launches the Chicago area’s First Pilot Program to Improve Care for Patients Struggling with Severe Mental Illness and Trauma
    Pilot made possible with $125,000 grant from RCHN Community Health Foundation
    NEW YORK AND CHICAGO – Access Community Health Network (ACCESS) …

  • Community Health Center Funding Cliff Could Cause More than a Hundred Thousand Jobs to be Lost
    December 4, 2017

    For Immediate Release:
    December 4, 2017
    Media Contact: Kathy Fackelmann, kfackelmann@gwu.edu, 202-994- 8354
    COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER FUNDING CLIFF COULD CAUSE MORE THAN A HUNDRED THOUSAND JOBS TO BE LOST
    WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK, NY (December 4, 2017) — If the Community Health Center Fund is not restored, millions of patients served by  community health centers  may lose access …

  • Puerto Rico’s Community Health Centers, Which Serve One in 10 Residents, Essential to Hurricane Recovery
    November 1, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK, NY (November 1, 2017) — In the weeks since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico,  the island has struggled to recover from unprecedented devastation. Community health centers, which serve as medical homes for more than one in ten of the island’s residents, have been at the front lines, serving as essential first …

  • Health Center Services at Risk if Congress Fails to Renew Funding
    September 21, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK (September 21, 2017)—If Congress does not renew a critical fund for community health centers before September 30, these safety net providers could lose 70 percent of their federal grant funding by 2018. As a result 9 million people could lose access to health care, according to a report produced by …

  • With Community Health Center Fund Expiration Looming, Health Center Services at Risk Nationwide
    September 14, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK (September 14, 2017)—If Congress fails to renew a critical fund for community health centers, which is due to expire at the end of the current federal fiscal year on September 30, these safety net providers stand to lose 70 percent of their federal grant funding by 2018.  As a result, …

  • Community Health Centers Lower Cost of Children’s Health Care by 35%
    June 20, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK (June 20, 2017)—Compared to doctor offices and other providers, community health centers lower the cost of children’s primary care by approximately  35 percent, according to an analysis published by researchers at the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken …

  • RCHN CHF Announces Major Gift to Milken Institute School of Public Health to Support Geiger Gibson Program
    May 9, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK, NY (May 9, 2017) – A new three-year gift from the RCHN Community Health Foundation (RCHN CHF), of more than $1 million, will support the Geiger Gibson Program at the Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at George Washington University. The latest gift represents a continuation of …

  • New Report Forecasts Major Shortfall in Community Health Center Revenues if Congress Repeals Medicaid Expansion, Reduces Marketplace Subsidies and Fails to Renew Health Centers Fund
    April 18, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK (April 18, 2017)—A new report estimates that community health centers would face a $48 billion shortfall in total revenues between 2018 and 2022 if Congress moves to repeal some key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and separately fails to renew the Health Centers Fund before it is set …

  • Geiger Gibson Program Recognizes 15 Emerging Leaders
    April 10, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK, NY (April 10, 2017) – Each year, the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy at the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) honors young professionals currently working in the field of community health. Community health centers and primary care associations nominate dedicated young …

  • How Could Repealing Key Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Affect Community Health Centers and their Patients?
    March 27, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK (March 27, 2017)—Repeal of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, combined with a failure to renew critical funding streams, would result in catastrophic funding losses for community health centers–forcing these safety net providers to cut back on services, lay off staff or shut down clinical sites, according to a …

  • HEALTH REFORM REPEAL COULD CAUSE 3 MILLION PEOPLE TO LOSE JOBS AND TRIGGER BROAD ECONOMIC DISRUPTION
    January 5, 2017

    A new study , from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University and The Commonwealth Fund, finds that repeal of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could lead to significant economic disruption and substantial job losses in every state. In 2019 alone, 2.6 million people could lose their …