Amicus Brief Tells Supreme Court Abortion is an Essential Component of Reproductive Health

One of over two dozen amicus briefs urging the Supreme Court to strike down Mississippi's 15-week ban on abortions was signed by the American Public Health Association, The Guttmacher Institute, The Center for U.S. Policy, and 547 deans, department chairs, scholars, and public health professionals, including several members of the Department of Health Policy and Management.

Community Health Centers Move to Frontline Providers of COVID-19 Immunization Services Under President Biden’s Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program

This Data Note describes a new initiative by the Biden Administration to allocate COVID-19 vaccine supplies directly to community health centers. It also presents updated information on the number of community health center staff members and patients who have received COVID-19 vaccine doses. This information is drawn from five weeks of data reported from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Health Center COVID-19 Survey.

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Intensified the Impact of the Public Charge Rule on Community Health Centers, their Patients, and their Communities

Community health centers operate in the poorest urban and rural communities that experience elevated health risks as well as a serious shortage of primary health care. Immigrants are disproportionately likely to be poor, and therefore experience a greater need for publicly supported health services. Community health centers serve large numbers of immigrants, not only because of their location but also because of the extent to which health centers have adapted their care and services to meet immigrants’ unique language, cultural, and health needs.

Community Health Centers on the Eve of the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Overview of Findings from the 2019 Uniform Data System

By Jessica Sharac, Peter Shin, Sara Rosenbaum