The Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers is the state’s primary care association supporting community health centers and promoting the mission to provide affordable, quality primary healthcare for all.
As the state primary care association (PCA), the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers (PACHC) represents and supports the largest network of primary healthcare providers in the commonwealth. This network of health centers includes Community Health Centers (FQHCs and FQHC Look-Alikes), Rural Health Clinics and other like-mission providers serving nearly 900,000 patients annually at 395-plus sites in underserved rural and urban areas throughout Pennsylvania.
Since 1981, PACHC programs and services have supported health centers in their mission to improve access to quality, affordable primary care for all. A Board of Directors composed of Community Health Center chief executive officers governs PACHC. Our staff consists of professionals from various backgrounds that enable us to serve our members.
The following core functions are vital as we support Pennsylvania’s Community Health Centers and continually work to increase the value of membership:
Ensuring health centers are up to date through weekly newsletters, current website content, frequent teleconferences, and social media
Conferences and Education
PACHC facilitates extensive educational trainings with a wide array of healthcare topics for all levels of health center leaders, clinicians, and staff
Financial and Operational T/A
Supporting health centers to increase access, enhance efficiency, effectiveness and exceptional service and visiting health centers to understand their unique challenges and environments
Furthering the Community Health Center Mission
Working with our members to advance awareness with one voice, to elevate knowledge of community health centers among target audiences
Supporting health centers in maintaining the community health center mission of comprehensive, high-quality primary healthcare within an integrated and patient-centered care model, as well as effectively using data to quantify and benchmark
Legislative, Regulatory and Policy Advocacy
Educating state and federal elected officials and policymakers about the health center mission to ensure continued funding and public support of community health centers
Supporting health centers for long-term sustainability as the largest network of primary healthcare providers through networking opportunities, organizational support and business connections with our Corporate Sponsors and PACHC preferred partners
Recruitment and Retention
Connecting primary care providers, healthcare leaders and other staff with employment opportunities at community health centers where health center teams earn a living where their heart is
The Value of Membership: View the magnitude of the return on the investment from your membership with PACHC.
Our annual report is the quantification of the services we provide and work we do to support you in the health center mission of improving access to affordable, quality, comprehensive primary health care. This annual offers a summary of PACHC’s activities during April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021 fiscal year, featuring our core functions of communications; conferences and education; fiscal and operational T/A; furthering the FQHC brand; healthcare quality; legislative, regulatory and advocacy; member services; and recruitment and retention services.
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FQHC Brand and Branding Resources
A unified effort to provide quality, affordable health care for all
FQHCs deliver health care for all by focusing on four core values:
- Everyone deserves health care
- Health care must meet the needs of the community
- Health care must be high quality
- Health care is patient-centered and team-based
Federally Qualified Health Centers or Community Health Centers work collaboratively to support the mission of providing health care to individuals and families regardless of their ability to pay.
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