Community Development

AACHC provides assistance to communities exploring Community Health Center (CHC) opportunities, as well as to existing health centers to expand their high-quality, affordable healthcare services.

AACHC’s Community Development Program provides:


Information about Community Health Centers (CHCs)

Assistance in determining if a CHC is an appropriate solution to address a community’s health care needs

Opportunities for collaboration

Assistance around HRSA New Access Point funding applications

Ongoing technical assistance

Basic Health Center Criteria include:


Be a not-for-profit organization

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 organizations interested in becoming a Health Center Program Grantee or Look Alike.

Click here for information for newly funded or existing Health Center Program Grantees.

Snapshot of some of AACHC’s activities in 2016:



For more information on community development assistance, contact Lisa Nieri – 602.288.7557 or lisan@aachc.org