2019 Geiger Gibson Program Distinguished Visitor Has Impacted Community Health Throughout the U.S.

John Silva, president and CEO, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center in western Massachusetts

John Silva, the president and CEO of the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center in western Massachusetts, is the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) 2019 Geiger Gibson Program Distinguished Visitor. He is the fifteenth health care and primary care association leader to be named as a distinguished visitor.

$1.1 Million Grant Will Enable Milken Institute School of Public Health Researchers to Study Economic Costs of Community Health Centers

Avi Dor, PhD

Avi Dor, PhD of the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) Department of Health Policy and Management is the principal investigator for a $1.1 million grant. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is funding a four-year project that Dor is leading to analyze the economic costs and sustainability of community health centers.

An Analysis of Laws Encouraging Children and Families to Choose Healthy Beverages

child drinking a soda in a restaurant Y. Tony Yang’s analysis in Preventive Medicine looks at new laws in California, Baltimore and beyond.

More Evidence That Community Health Centers Are Cost-effective

Study emulating randomized experiment design adds to body of knowledge documenting lower costs of using community health centers.

Study Details Harassment of Women Veterans Seeking Healthcare at VA Sites

Female patient in waiting room

One of the first studies to systematically investigate harassment of female veterans at Veterans Affairs (VA) health centers found that one in four women who receives care at a VA medical center has experienced inappropriate comments or behavior from male veterans on facility grounds. Published in the latest issue of the journal Women’s Health Issues, the study documented that those who reported such harassment were significantly more likely to report either delaying or missing care.