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Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) Organizations

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU)
A nonprofit, transdisciplinary organization of clinicians, advocates, and health care organizations working to improve the health of America's underserved populations and to enhance the development and support of the medical and dental clinicians serving these populations.
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Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)
Supports access to primary care services. Works to increase health centers in communities, and to provide access to high quality, family oriented, and comprehensive primary and preventive health care, regardless of patients' ability to pay. Part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Operates the Medicare and Medicaid programs - two national healthcare programs that benefit millions of Americans. Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Website includes access to research, statistics, and data related to their programs.
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Education Health Center Initiative (EHCI)
A collaboration working to improve the quality of primary care training by supporting partnerships between health centers and family medicine residencies.
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Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Coordinates activities related to rural healthcare within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Focuses on matters affecting rural hospitals and healthcare, coordinating activities within the department that relate to rural healthcare, and maintaining a national information clearinghouse.
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National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Provides services and technical assistance to community, migrant, and homeless health centers.
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National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
Works to improve the health of underserved populations by recruiting and retaining health professionals to deliver healthcare in rural and underserved communities. Administers scholarship and loan repayment programs. Provides technical assistance to federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) on projects that enhance the NHSC's site development mission. Part of the Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration.
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National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA)
Made up of oral health providers that represent the diversity of safety-net oral health settings, such as isolated, rural, and one dentist clinics.
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STARĀ² Center
A clinician workforce center that assists community health centers in rural and underserved areas with recruitment and retention by providing free resources, training, and technical assistance.
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Last Reviewed: 5/29/2015