A Model for Care
April 23, 2020
George Washington University
Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative
With the COVID-19 crisis spreading rapidly across the US, much attention has been paid to the hospitals on the front lines of this pandemic. But there is another set of healthcare providers that also has a crucial role to play in managing this outbreak: community health centers. Professor Peter Shin unpacks what exactly community health centers are, why they were established and who they serve, what role they have to play in the COVID-19 pandemic, and how policymakers can ensure their survival during this unprecedented time.
For more on this topic
- Check out Shin’s SSN policy memo, Invest in Community Health Centers
- Read his analysis of the current situation for the Milken Institute School of Public Health