AACHC provides assistance to communities exploring community health center opportunities, as well as to existing health centers to expand their efforts to provide quality, affordable health care services.
AACHC’s Community Development program assists communities by providing:
- Information about community health centers
- Assistance in determining if a CHC is an appropriate solution to address a community’s health care needs
- Opportunities for collaboration
- Assistance to communities in the development of HRSA Planning Grant or HRSA New Access Point funding applications
- Ongoing technical assistance
Community health center designations are awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC). To receive this designation, CHCs must meet several requirements as outlined by the BPHC.
Basic requirements include:
- Be a not-for-profit corporation
- Be located in a medically underserved area (MUA) or must include a medically underserved population (MUP)
- Be governed by a community board of directors that is consisting of at least 51% CHC users
- Provide comprehensive primary health care services either on-site or through referral; and
- Provide services to all persons regardless of their ability to pay.
Click here for information for newly funded or existing FQHC grantees.
For more information on community development assistance, contact Lisa Nieri - 602.288.7557