Research & Data

Research & Data

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Research & Data Resources

1) State Data & Maps: Provides key health center data and maps by state as well as nationally.

2) NACHC Research Publications: Lists all of NACHC's research publications by format and by topic

3) Summaries of Studies on health center access, quality of care, and cost effectiveness.

4) Tools & Resources for Research: Tools include research collaboration information, materials on collecting and responding to data on the social determinants of health, materials to build health center research capacity, community engagement information, and health center mapping tools.


About the NACHC Research Department

The NACHC Research Department collects data, performs analysis, and applies information to empower communities in their efforts to improve public health.  The NACHC Research Department also educates the public, health officials, and decision-makers at the local, state, and national level about the critical role of health centers in promoting access to high quality, affordable health care that reduces disparities and advances community well-being.

Are you interested in conducting research with NACHC or health centers?  Please review NACHC's Research Collaboration Policy.

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Community Health Centers Past, Present, and Future: Building on 50 Years of SuccessThis report celebrates the Health Center Program’s rich history, highlights recent accomplishments, and discusses the impact of the Health Center Funding Cliff.  

Helping Health Centers Assess and Address the Social Determinants of Health: This initiative has created a tool that will allow health centers to collect and respond to data on the social determinants of health, known as PRAPARE for Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients' Assets, Risks, and Experiences.

Latest Research on Health Centers Contained in New Chartbook: This Chartbook provides a graphical overview of the federal Health Center Program, including look-alike health centers, and the communities they serve. 

New Infographics Showing Economic Impact of Federal Funding and Estimated Cuts with Primary Care Funding Cliff: These infographics demonstrate the economic impact health centers bring to their communities and the economic loss that would occur if the Primary Care Funding Cliff goes into effect.  A national infographic shows the economic impact of overall health center funding while another national infographic shows the economic impact of federal health center funding.  State infographics show the economic impact and economic loss by state.

New Toolkit: Building Research Partnerships with Community Health Centers: A Toolkit for Academics: This modulized toolkit provides researchers with the information they need to understand how the health center model can support their research initiatives. 









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