Research and Data

NACHC collects data, performs analysis, and applies information to empower communities in their efforts to improve public health. NACHC 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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GW/NACHC/RCHN Health Center Survey on the Impact of Potential Federal Funding Losses: Click here to preview the full instrument of the survey before completing online. This link is only for previewing the survey. All health center CEOs should have been emailed a survey link. If your health center’s CEO has not received an email, please contact or you can take the survey online here.

NEW Health Centers and Medicaid: This data and research-driven fact sheet illustrates the important partnership that exists between the Health Center and Medicaid programs and highlights evidence of health centers’ important role as innovative and cost-saving providers of primary care for Medicaid patients.

NEW Community Health Center Workforce and Staffing Needs: This resource provides a succinct snapshot of health centers’ current clinical staffing make-up nationally while summarizing their clinical vacancy experiences as well as the impact of those vacancies.

Helping Health Centers Assess and Address the Social Determinants of Health: This initiative has created and recently modified 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. Visit for the most recent tools, resources, and webinars on how PRAPARE has been used with different Electronic Health Records and in different clinical settings.