George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy
Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative Policy Research Brief No. 12
Community Health Centers; Health Reform; Health Homes
Indiana Community Health Centers (I-CHC), including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and State Funded Health Centers (SFHCs), play a vital role in caring for the state's most vulnerable populations. Although their patient base tends to be poorer and experience greater health challenges than the general population, these health centers have generated substantial health care savings while providing high quality, low cost care. In this brief, key findings are presented from a recent study, conducted for the Indiana State Department of Health by GWU faculty and staff that was designed to estimate the cost savings and benefits generated by the state's investment in community-based health centers.
Dor, A., Richard, P., Tan, E., Rosenbaum, S., Shin, P., & Repasch, L. (2009). Community health centers in Indiana: State investments and returns (Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative policy research brief no. 12). Washington, D.C.: George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy.