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Our vision is that every North Carolina community will have access to a patient-centered, patient-governed, culturally competent health care home that integrates high quality medical, pharmacy, dental, vision, behavioral health, and enabling services without regard to a person’s ability to pay.
Our mission is to promote and support patient-governed community health care organizations and the populations they serve.
The North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA) was formed in 1978 by the leadership of community health centers. NCCHCA is comprised of membership from 43 Community Health Center organizations. NCCHCA is singularly focused on the success of health centers.
NCCHCA is the HRSA funded state Primary Care Association (PCA). The non-profit, consumer-governed Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) we represent provide integrated medical, dental, pharmacy, behavioral health, and enabling services to nearly one-half million patients in North Carolina. FQHCs receive federal assistance to provide sliding-fee services to assure no one is denied access to care. NCCHCA represents FQHCs to state and federal officials and provides training and technical assistance on clinical, operational, financial, administrative, and governance issues.
The North Carolina Community Health Association Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) provides shared services and strategic sourcing solutions for North Carolina’s health centers. The GPO leverages community health center purchasing power to generate maximum savings for members. Individual community health centers and lookalike organizations may enroll as GPO members and utilize the Association’s group purchasing program as a free benefit.
Carolina Medical Home Network (CMHN) is a health center-funded, health center-owned, and health center managed clinically integrated network of 23 participating NC health centers in partnership with NCCHCA. Through its governance infrastructure, CMHN is using data to drive improved outcomes for patients in its network. CMHN is contracting with third-party payers to improve practice performance in value-based contracts through practice transformation and care for beneficiaries.
NCCHCA is also a HRSA funded Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) grantee currently in the third three-year grant cycle. Thirty-six NC health centers currently are members of the HCCN. Participating in the HCCN, health centers have the opportunity to work together on leveraging health information technology for better operational and clinical outcomes.
We support health center members with peer learning, strong training programs, health center expertise, clinical and operations resources, and much more. The staff of NCCHCA members receive our weekly newsletter, discounted rates to our Annual Meeting & Conference, member’s only access to online tools and resources, and access to our many subject matter experts.