Research and Data

NACHC collects data, performs analysis, and applies information to empower communities in their efforts to improve health equity. 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.  Click here for NACHC’s research collaboration policy.

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New! America’s Health Centers Snapshota go-to resource describing the Health Center Program, patients served, and impact.

Updated!  Key Health Center Data by State:  This document presents key facts by state for 2020, including each states’ number of grantees, sites, total patients, total staff and visits, and health insurance proportions.

New!  Health Centers’ Experiences with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans During COVID-19:  This infographic presents findings from Capital Link and NACHC’S assessment of health centers’ PPP loan application process.  This includes how many health centers applied, the average amount they each received and the total estimated amount received by all health centers as well as restrictions that could possibly be lifted to provide health centers with more funding opportunities.

New Publication!  Collecting Social Determinants of Health Data in the Clinical Setting: Findings from National PRAPARE Implementation. Nationally, health centers implementing PRAPARE social risk screening demonstrate high prevalence of SDH risks among underserved patients. This data is critical for informing social interventions and upstream transformation to improve health equity.

New! The Impact of COVID-19 on PRAPARE Social Determinants of Health Domains. This fact sheet outlines how PRAPARE SDOH domains impact individuals’ risk of morbidity and mortality from COVID-19. Care team members and aligned social service partners can use this information to identify those who may be most vulnerable during the pandemic, prioritize patients in need of outreach and additional services, and develop plans for addressing social risks in the community.

New! Health Centers’ Use of Telehealth Prior to and During COVID-19.  This factsheet discusses how COVID-19 has impacted health centers’ use of telehealth technology and ongoing barriers that are preventing health centers from having full access.  The factsheet also covers health centers telehealth usage prior to COVID-19 and the services they provided via the technology.

Updated!  Health Centers’ Response to COVID-19.  This updated infographic looks at national findings on health centers’ experiences with and responses to COVID-19, and will be updated weekly with new data.  There is also a downloadable template available here which states can populate with data and use for their own advocacy purposes.

New!  Community Health Center Chartbook 2020: The Community Health Center Chartbook uses graphics and charts to describe who health centers serve, how health centers meet their communities’ needs, health center growth and remaining challenges, and how health centers make an impact.