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Advancing the Affordable Care Act’s Community Benefit Regulations

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) made significant changes to the way that non-profit hospitals report and maintain tax-exempt status. PHI’s Kevin Barnett, whose work has focused on reforming hospital community benefit practice for years, provided analysis of the ACA’s  regulations.

In collaboration with partners, Dr. Barnett developed new online tools to improve the practice of community health needs assessment required of non-profit hospitals under the ACA, including the Community Commons’ Vulnerable Population Footprint.

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Breakthrough Infection Study of Over 600,000 Veterans Shows Declining COVID-19 Vaccine Protection

A new pre-print study of over 600,000 veterans by researchers from PHI and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center finds that overall COVID-19 vaccine protection declined significantly between February and August 2021. Declines were greatest for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine (from 88% in March to 3% in August), followed by PfizerBioNTech (91% to 50%) and Moderna (92% to 64%).

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