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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Strengthening the Safety Net: This brief highlights the number of different areas in which health centers have been successful caring for those communities who need it most, while showcasing stories from different health centers throughout the country that speak to these successes. It concludes by outlining the major policy challenges facing health centers this year, and offers actionable solutions for addressing them.

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.

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.