Research Predicting Effects of Block Grants on Medicaid Highlighted at AcademyHealth Meeting

Anne Markus is the senior author of the work being presented

New research presented at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting being held in Seattle this week predicts negative effects on health centers if proposed Medicaid financing changes of block grants or per capita caps are enacted.

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.

Anne Markus and CHAMPS Study Team Published in Pediatrics

Associate Professor Anne Markus and the rest of the Community Healthcare for Asthma Management and Prevention of Symptoms (CHAMPS) study team published the first in a series of articles on the results from a multi-site, multi-year evaluation of evidence-based childhood asthma interventions implemented in Community Health Centers.