The Arizona Association of Community Health Centers (AACHC) is the Primary Care Association (PCA) for the State of Arizona. All states have one designated PCA in order to advance both the expansion of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC’s) and advocate for the health care interests of the medically underserved and uninsured.
California Primary Care Association (CPCA) is the statewide leader and recognized voice representing the interests of California community clinics and health centers and their patients. CPCA represents more than 600 not-for-profit community clinics and health centers (CCHCs) who provide comprehensive, quality health care services, particularly for low-income, uninsured and underserved Californians, who might otherwise not have access to health care.
Directors Network, Inc. (CDN) is a network that supports community-based health centers, including their patients, practitioners and organizations. A community-based health care center is one that is committed to improving the overall health of individuals, families and communities by focusing on their primary medical, dental and/or behavioral well-being. We exist to advocate for meeting the health needs of underserved populations while providing access to high quality health care and greater social justice for all.
COPE-REMS is an interactive, multimedia training experience. This online course is aimed at opioid prescribing providers—including physicians, registered nurses, ARNPs, physician assistants, psychologists—and other care managers who are involved in treating patients with chronic non-cancer pain.
Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS) is a nonprofit membership association of community, migrant and homeless health centers (CHCs) in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. CHAMPS was founded in 1985 to unite Region VIII health centers in an advocacy and mutual support network of these community-based providers of primary care and related services for underserved communities in the Mountain and Plains states.
Health centers depend in large part on public financial help and need a unified voice and common source for research, information, training and advocacy. To address these needs, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) organized in 1971.
The National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) is a nationwide network of dental providers who care for patients in Health Centers. These providers understand that oral disease can affect a person’s speech, appearance, health, and quality of life and that inadequate access to oral health services is a significant problem for low-income individuals. The members of NNOHA are committed to improving the overall health of the country’s underserved individuals through increased access to oral health services. The NNOHA website is a collection of information, contacts, and resources for current and prospective members.
Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA) is a non-profit membership association that works to ensure equal access to primary health care for all residents living in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. We support and strengthen community-based health centers as they deliver primary health care to urban, rural and frontier communities throughout the Northwest. We believe that the key to expanding access for medically underserved communities is strengthening health centers so that they can provide high quality, cost effective, comprehensive health care services throughout the region.
Sierra Health Foundation is a private philanthropy with a mission to invest in and serve as a catalyst for ideas, partnerships and programs that improve health and quality of life in Northern California. Sierra Health is committed to improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities in the region through convening, educating and strategic grant making. SHF has graciously sponsored scholarships for minority clinic leaders to attend the annual conferences.
The UCSF School of Medicine strives to advance human health through a fourfold mission of education, research, patient care and public service. Consistently ranked among the nation’s top medical schools, the UCSF School of Medicine earns its greatest distinction from its outstanding faculty – among them are three Nobel laureates, 71 Institute of Medicine members, 57 American Academy of Arts and Sciences members, 40 National Academy of Sciences members, and 17 Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators.