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Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN)

NCCHCA is also the recipient of a $3.51M HRSA Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) grant. As an HCCN grantee, we support community health centers across North Carolina to improve quality of care and patient safety by using health information technology to cut costs and improve care coordination. We provide specialized training and technical assistance to take advantage of economies of scale, including:

We formed in 2013 and are currently operating under our third HCCN funding award (FY2019-2021). Our HCCN is currently comprised of 36 Participating Health Centers (PHCs) including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Lookalikes (LALs) with 253 practice sites located across 68 counties, serving 493, 540 patients in 2019. Nearly 43% of the patients served were uninsured, 24% on Medicaid and 13% on Medicare. Thirteen different EHR systems are used by the HCCN PHCs.

Our Funder

The North Carolina Community Health Center Association’s Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) is a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded HCCN. Currently participating in its third HCCN funding opportunity (Notice of Grant Award, H2QCS30255-03-02).

“The Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN) funding opportunity will increase health center participation in value-based care. Through leveraging health information technology (health IT), HCCNs will support health centers to: enhance the patient and provider experience, advance interoperability and use data to enhance value.”- HRSA

Our Focus Areas

Goal A: Enhance the Patient and Provider Experience

Goal B: Advance Interoperability

Goal C: Use Data to Enhance Value

Benefits of participating in our HCCN

  • Receiving support towards health IT utilization, quality improvement and data analytics
  • Training and technical assistance for practice transformation and value-based care
  • Access to a shared data analytics platform and support for population health analytics and management
  • Adopting best practices learned and developed through Carolina Medical Home Network, an Accountable Care Organization and Independent Practice Association
  • Peer learning opportunities
  • Group purchasing power
  • No membership or participation fees

HR Resources

List of Participating Health Centers

  1. Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers
  2. Appalachian District Health Department dba AppHealthCare
  3. Bakersville Community Medical Clinic, Inc.
  4. Bertie County Rural Health Association
  5. Black River Health Services, Inc.
  6. Blue Ridge Community Health Services, Inc
  7. Cabarrus Rowan Community Health Centers, Inc.
  8. Carolina Family Health Centers, Inc.
  9. The Caswell Family Medical Center, Inc.
  10. Charlotte Community Health Clinic, Inc.
  11. Craven County Health Department
  12. First Choice Community Health Center
  13. Goshen Medical Center, Inc.
  14. High Country Community Health
  15. Hot Springs Health Program, Inc.
  16. Kinston Community Health Center, Inc
  17. Lincoln Community Health Center, Inc.
  18. Medical Resource Center for Randolph County, Inc. dba MERCE Family Healthcare
  19. Metropolitan Community Health Services, Inc. dba Agape Health Services
  20. NeighborHealth Center, Inc.
  21. New Hanover Community Health Center dba MedNorth Health Center
  22. Ocracoke Health Center, Inc.
  23. Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc.
  24. Person Family Medical Center, Inc.
  25. Piedmont Health Services, Inc.
  26. Robeson Health Care Corporation
  27. Rural Health Group, Inc.
  28. Southside United Health Center Committee dba United Health Centers
  29. Stedman-Wade Health Services, Inc.
  30. The C.W. Williams Community Health Center, Inc.
  31. Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine, Inc.
  32. Wake Health Services, Inc. dba Advance Community Health
  33. West Caldwell Health Council, Inc.
  34. Western North Carolina Community Health Services, Inc.
  35. Wilkes County Health Department
  36. NC DHHS Farmworker Health Program

Upcoming HCCN Event

The North Carolina Community Health Center Association and Community Care Network of Kansas are partnering with HITEQ to bring you a customized training on cyber security on December, 17th from 1:00-2:00 PM. Click on this link to register.


Please join Nathan Botts, PhD, MSIS, Cybersecurity Lead from the HITEQ  Center to review health center cybersecurity requirements and discuss recommendations and strategies for assessing risk and improving cybersecurity policies and procedures.

Learning Objectives

  1. Increased awareness of primary healthcare security risk assessment domains and staff responsibilities depending on their role within the health center to ensure better information security.
  2. Improved ability to recognize security risks in relation to emergency response situations such as those represented by COVID-19 and better understand how to plan and mitigate for information security risks identified.
  3. Identification of 1-3 specific resources from the HITEQ Center knowledgebase that can improve their ability to manage health information security risks.

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