The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) was founded in 1971 to promote efficient, high-quality, comprehensive health care that is accessible, culturally and linguistically competent, community-directed, and patient-centered for all.

Our programs and services are designed to assist health centers, their staff, and boards, as well as others that support the health center mission, in successfully navigating today’s complex and constantly changing health care environment. We offer a range of programs, tools, and services, including: 


NACHC members are committed to carrying out the unique health center mission. Together, we remain steadfast in our goal to strengthen, preserve, and expand the Community Health Movement. Success in our mission requires a network of support. If you share the same commitment to the Community Health Center Movement, become a NACHC Member today.  Contact membership@nachc.org for more information. 



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NACHC Celebrates 50 Years!

This year we celebrate the long and successful 50-year history of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). Founded in 1971 by like-minded health care providers and community activists, NACHC was created to protect and nurture the potential of a strong national voice dedicated to providing access to quality health care for medically underserved people and communities all across America. We are proud that 50 years later our mission has not only survived but thrived.

To our leaders, members, staff, state/regional associations and networks, other public and private supporters, and all others who continue to work together through NACHC to fulfill the ongoing promise of quality health care for all – we say thank you!

Take Action Now

Community Health Centers (CHC) are the backbone of our nation’s primary health care system and critical to strengthening our communities. CHC staff can be a part of the movement to ensure comprehensive care and services to all our neighbors by signing up to be an advocate today. Although Congress has provided us with long-term funding for three years, Community Health Centers still need emergency funding to continue providing care for 30 million patients and help with COVID-19 vaccine administration. Every person’s voice is essential. Thank you for using yours and inviting others to act with you.

PRAPARE
The Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients’ Assets, Risks, and Experiences (PRAPARE) is a national effort to help health centers and other providers collect the data needed to better understand and act on their patients’ social determinants of health. As providers are increasingly held accountable for reaching population health goals while reducing costs, it is important that they have tools and strategies to identify the upstream socioeconomic drivers of poor outcomes and higher costs.
COVID-19 Resource Hub For Community Health Centers

NACHC’s novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resource page is a hub for information Community Health Centers can use to strengthen readiness efforts and educate their communities.

Training and Technical Assistance
NACHC’s training program strives to empower adult learners with strategies and best practices to address challenges facing today’s health centers. Regional training workshops are offered nationally, throughout the year. Online learning events and other educational resources are provided on an ongoing basis.
Health Center Resource Clearinghouse
HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) has charged the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) with establishing a National Resource Center (NRC) and creating an online resource repository to meet the information needs of professionals for the purpose of building stronger and healthier communities. The Health Center Resource Clearinghouse addresses the demands placed on a busy public health workforce by providing resources and tools to acquire and use targeted information on a daily basis.
Advocacy Center of Excellence

An Advocacy Center of Excellence, or ACE, is a Community Health Center or Primary Care Association that creates a culture of advocacy to ensure that policymakers at all levels of government commit to investing in affordable, equitable, and innovative care that health centers provide. ACE levels recognize consistent engagement, success, and demonstrated an ongoing commitment to making advocacy an organizational priority.

NACHC Clinical

NACHC currently partners with PCAs, HCCNs, health centers, and other organizations to address key clinical issues facing health centers. NACHC’s clinical projects are guided by internal and external subject experts and currently include pilot models, proofs of concept, prototypes, and learning communities.

340B Program Resources
The 340B Drug Pricing Program is an essential source of support for Community Health Centers, allowing them to stretch increasingly scarce federal resources and reinvest in patient care. The program allows health centers to purchase outpatient drugs at significantly reduced costs. Health centers pass the savings on to their patients through reduced drug prices, and use any additional savings in support of their mission to expand access and improve health outcomes among medically underserved populations.
NACHC Membership
Formed by and for community-based health center programs, NACHC is the leading national advocacy organization for Community Health Centers and the more than 28 million patients they serve. NACHC programs and services are designed to assist health centers, their staff and boards, as well as others that support the health center mission, in successfully navigating today’s complex and constantly changing health care environment. As a member of NACHC, your voice is added to the thousands of others in the Health Center Movement who support access to quality and affordable health care for all in need.
MyNACHC Learning Center
Visit MyNACHC for paid resources and for registering and checking your credits for the Certificate in Health Center Governance. Here you can watch recorded conference sessions that you’ve purchased and earn additional credits, as well as access materials from the regional trainings for which you’ve registered and/or view your transcript.
NACHC Online Library
Visit the NACHC Online Library to view our freely available training and technical assistance resources, including documents, podcasts, archived webinars, and eLearning modules. This includes select sessions from our national conferences. You can also get a sneak peek at our past regional training offerings.
Resources
National Association of Community Health Centers
Email: sburton@nachc.org
National Association of Community Health Centers
Email: gcapra@nachc.org
National Association of Community Health Centers
Email: jpatnosh@nachc.org
National Association of Community Health Centers
Email: mproser@nachc.org
National Association of Community Health Centers
Email: keppsteiner@nachc.org
National Association of Community Health Centers
Email: asimmons@nachc.org