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Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers serves as the collective voice for Pennsylvania's Federally Qualified Health Centers (FHQCs), FQHC Look-Alikes (FQHCLAs), and non-profit Rural Health Clinics (RHCs).  Our members are unique nonprofit primary care facilities that provide a wide array of services to Pennsylvanians in underserved areas of the state. There are nearly 300 sites in 52 counties serving over 800,000 Pennsylvanians.  At these primary care facilities, patients will receive high quality care at a price they can afford with sliding fees based on income and family size.

PACHC News

Friday, June 29, 2018

Your Feedback on Emergency Preparedness and Response Needed

The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) is examining the current role health centers play in response to disasters or emergencies. ASPR TRACIE is conducting a national survey of health center leaders to learn about capacity, willingness, and preparedness to respond and challenges to participation. Given health center presence in communities throughout the nation, commitment to uninsured and medically underserved populations, and their role as medical homes, ASPR TRACIE thinks health centers play a critical role in supporting their communities' acute and chronic health and medical needs following emergencies. This survey will help test that assumption and better identify ways for ASPR TRACIE to shape its technical assistance and other resources.  This anonymous, online 15-minute survey is an opportunity to share your insights:

  • How are you working with community partners to prepare for expected healthcare needs?
  • Do you have gaps in your training and exercise programs?
  • What emergency preparedness challenges do you face?
  • Have you learned lessons during previous emergencies that you're willing to share?

The survey deadline has been extended to July 9. If you have any questions, please contact the study administrator at askasprtracie@hhs.gov.

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