As another exciting year comes to an end we wanted to recap a few of the articles about Community Health Centers that our readers and friends found most interesting. We look forward to continuing to work with our health center colleagues, supporters and friends in 2015!
Community Health Centers and Quality of Care
Research from the University of Michigan focuses on the first years (’65-‘74) of Community Health Centers and finds a decline in mortality rates among individuals 50+.
A Health Services Research study indicated that patients, particularly those who do not have health insurance and received care at Community Health Centers, have fewer hospitalizations.
Open Enrollment and the ACA
A NACHC survey showed 97% of Community Health Centers felt ready for the second round of open enrollment.
Our friends at the Louisiana Primary Care Association were featured in this Daily Beast article about the tragic impact of not expanding Medicaid in the Bayou State.
Access to Care
Having health insurance doesn’t mean you have access to healthcare.
The NACHC report Access is the Answer showed 62 million people have little or no access to primary care.
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) granted new patient appointments to Medicaid beneficiaries and uninsured patients at higher rates than other primary care practices (non-FQHCs).
The Health Center Funding Cliff
Read a recap of the major policy events of the year and take a look at what opportunities and challenges lay ahead.
Community Health Center champion and Forbes contributor, Carolyn McClanahan, urged readers to contact their Members of Congress to ask them to protect our public health and fix the Health Center Funding Cliff.