Community Health Centers: Why Engage in Research and How to Get Started

Published: November 2012
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  1. WhyDoResearch.pdf

Written by Mary Oneha, the Chief Executive Officer of AAPCHO member center, Waimanalo Health Center, with Michelle Proser the Director of Research at the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and Rosy Chang Weir the Director of Research of AAPCHO, this brief provides the business case for health centers to engage in research. Drawing from the author’s own experience and others, this brief outlines the benefits research brings to health centers, discusses how research fits into the mission of health centers, and maps out the steps to take to get started in research.

This brief can also be found on NACHC’s website at