Message from Our CEO


John C. McDonald

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer
Arizona’s Community Health Centers (CHCs) serve as medical homes assuring access to primary care services for Arizonans throughout diverse communities in the state of Arizona. Through high-quality primary care and complementary healthcare services such as dental, ophthalmology, behavioral health, social services, immunizations, and other invaluable initiatives, Community Health Centers work to improve the health of individuals and communities in Arizona.

Community Health Centers provide patient-centered, comprehensive, coordinated, and ongoing care to assure the health care needs of patients are met. In providing care coordination, CHCs can provide a continuum of care, assuring that patient primary health care needs are met in the most efficient and effective manner, thus reducing patient reliance on more expensive care options such as emergency rooms and hospitalization. CHCs help to keep individuals healthier, therefore, they are better able to work, and enjoy life. CHCs also are local healthcare businesses that serve as economic engines in their communities by employing local residents, purchasing local goods, and engaging in capital development that contributes to local economies.

This website is intended to be a resource for AACHC members; local, state, regional, and federal agencies; policy and advocacy organizations and foundations supporting access to healthcare; and Arizona residents seeking healthcare and other social support services in their communities.

I invite you to take the time to learn about the exciting work of AACHC and its member Community Health Centers to improve the health of individuals and communities and ensure access to high-quality primary healthcare.