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Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and the Health Center Program – Organizations

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)
A membership organization comprised of community health centers that promotes advocacy, collaboration, and leadership to help improve the health status and access of Asian American (AA) and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders (NHOPIs) within the United States, its territories, and freely associated states.
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Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU)
A transdisciplinary organization of clinicians, advocates, and healthcare organizations that provide healthcare for the underserved. Provides professional education, clinical tools, advocacy, patient education, training, and technical assistance.
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Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)
Oversees the Health Center Program, a national network of health centers that provide comprehensive primary healthcare services, regardless of a patients' ability to pay, charging for services on a sliding fee scale. 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 these programs.
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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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Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health
Works to provide a deeper understanding of how policies can be used to advance health equity, focusing on community health centers (CHCs) in rural and underserved areas. Supported the work of community health centers nationally through strategic investment, collaboration, education, and health policy research. Located within the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management.
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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)
Consists 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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National Training and Technical Assistance Partners (NTTAP)
Partnership of national organizations that support the Health Center Program through education and technical assistance.
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STARĀ² Center
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: 12/13/2021