Health Center 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 Health Center 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 or health center development assistance, contact Lisa Nieri – 602.288.7557 or lisan@aachc.org