Report Highlights the Essential Role of Health Centers to Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Recovery

In the weeks since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico,ย  the island has struggled to recover from unprecedented devastation. Community Health Centers, which serve as medical homes for more than one in ten of the islandโ€™s residents, have been at the front lines, serving as essential first responders to a humanitarian and public health crisis.ย  A new report by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at George Washington Universityโ€™s Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) details how the islandโ€™s twenty federally funded health centers are helping residents to cope with urgent and emerging health care needs, at a time when communication is limited and access to electricity and clean water remains scarce.ย  You can access the full report and press release by visiting this link.