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A Profile of Community Health Center Patients: Implications for Policy

Demographic Characteristics
  1. Samantha Artiga, Health Coverage by Race and Ethnicity: The Potential Impact of the Affordable Care Act (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, March 2013), http://kaiserfamilyfoundation.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/8423.pdf.

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  2. Vann Newkirk et al., The Uninsured: A Primer (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, October 2013), http://kaiserfamilyfoundation.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/7451-09-the-uninsured-a-primer-e28093-key-facts-about-health-insurance1.pdf.

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  3. Peter Shin, Jessica Sharac, and Sara Rosenbaum, Assessing the Potential Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Uninsured Community Health Center Patients: A Nationwide and State-by-State Analysis (Washington, DC: George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, October 2013), http://sphhs.gwu.edu/sites/default/files/GG%20uninsured%20impact%20brief.pdf.

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  4. Newkirk et al. Op. cit.

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Use of Care
  1. Peter Shin et al., Quality of Care in Community Health Centers and Factors Associated with Performance (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, June 2013), http://kaiserfamilyfoundation.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/8447.pdf; Leiyu Shi et al., “Clinical Quality Performance in U.S. Health Centers,” Health Services Research 47, 6. (December 2012): 2225-2249, http://bphc.hrsa.gov/publications/clinicalquality.pdf; L. Elizabeth Goldman et al., “Federally Qualified Health Centers and Private Practice Performance on Ambulatory Care Measures,” American Journal of Preventive Medicine 43, 2. (August 2012):142–149, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3595189/pdf/nihms446225.pdf; Deborah Gurewich et al., “Comparative Performance of Community Health Centers and Other Usual Sources of Primary Care,” Journal of Ambulatory Care Management 34, 4. (October/December 2011): 380-390, http://journals.lww.com/ambulatorycaremanagement/Abstract/2011/10000/Comparative_Performance_of_Community_Health.11.aspx.

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  2. Peter Shin et al., Community Health Centers in an Era of Health Reform: An Overview and Key Challenges to Health Center Growth (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, March 2013), http://kaiserfamilyfoundation.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/8098-03.pdf.

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  3. Susan Wood et al., Health Centers and Family Planning: Results of a Nationwide Study (Washington, DC: George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, March 2013), http://sphhs.gwu.edu/departments/healthpolicy/publications/Health_Centers_and_Family_Planning.pdf.

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Conclusion
  1. Peter Shin, Jessica Sharac, and Sara Rosenbaum, Assessing the Potential Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Uninsured Community Health Center Patients: A Nationwide and State-by-State Analysis (Washington, DC: George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, October 2013), http://sphhs.gwu.edu/sites/default/files/GG%20uninsured%20impact%20brief.pdf.

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  2. Nakela Cook et al., “Access to Specialty Care and Medical Services in Community Health Centers,” Health Affairs 26, 5. (September 2007): 1459-1468, http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/26/5/1459.full.pdf+html; Michael Gusmano, Gerry Fairbrother, and Heidi Park, “Exploring the Limits of the Safety Net: Community Health Centers and Care for the Uninsured,” Health Affairs 21, 6. (November 2002): 6188-194, http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/21/6/188.full.pdf+html.

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  3. Michelle Doty et al., Enhancing the Capacity of Community Health Centers to Achieve High Performance: Findings from the 2009 Commonwealth Fund National Survey of Federally Qualified Health Centers (New York, NY: The Commonwealth Fund, May 2010), http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Publications/Fund-Reports/2010/May/Enhancing-the-Capacity-of-Community-Health-Centers-to-Achieve-High-Performance.aspx?page=all.

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  4. Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts, Distribution of Revenue by Source for Federally-Funded Federally-Qualified Health Centers (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, 2011), http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/fqhc-revenue-by-source/.

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  5. Leighton Ku et al., How is the Primary Care Safety Net Faring in Massachusetts? Community Health Centers in the Midst of Health Reform (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, March 2009), https://www.nachc.com/client/MA%20Health%20Reform%20Kaiser%20GW.pdf.

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Methods Appendix
  1. For more information on NHIS, see: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/about_nhis.htm.

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