Six months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria pummeled Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), the regions’ twenty-three community health centers continue to play a crucial role in responding to the catastrophe, providing direct care and essential community-based public health services.
13 U.S. Emerging Community Health Leaders Recognized
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 public health professionals who exemplify the mission and vision of Drs. H.
Providing Legal Services in Clinical Settings Can Help Promote Health Equity, According to New Research in Health Affairs
As health care organizations seek to address unmet social needs of their patients to improve health care quality, equity, and health outcomes, medical-legal partnership offers a practical intervention to address social and environmental circumstances of patients that have a remedy in civil law. More than 300 health care organizations nationwide have adopted medical-legal partnerships in a wide variety of settings, including general hospitals and health systems, children’s hospitals, health centers, veteran’s health clinics, tribal health organizations, and others.
Training Leaders to Ensure Equity in the Health Workforce
The 16 professionals from around the world who were selected as 2018 Leaders in Health Equity recently began their fellowships with a trip to Washington, DC. During the two weeks they spent in the U.S. capital they began enhancing their abilities to advance health workforce equity.
Predicting Impact of Medicaid Program Changes on Health Centers and Investigating Disparities in Cancer Screening
Community health centers have been providing crucial health care services to low-income Americans for more than 50 years. Health centers now have more than 10,000 sites in rural and underserved communities in U.S. states and territories. However, proposed changes to the federal Medicaid program may impact the centers’ ability to continue to serve close to 26 million people who turn to them for health care.