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Pennsylvania Association of

Community Health Centers

Supporting Pennsylvania's health centers in increasing access to quality primary health care for all

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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, March 08, 2019

BPHC All-Programs Webcast Highlights

  • Funding updates - coming soon:
    • Oral Health Infrastructure: $75M for dental equipment and operatories; competitive
    • Integrated Behavioral Health Services Funding Opportunity: $200M; supplemental, non-competitive, available to all eligible health centers
  • Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America: the administration's 10-year initiative starting in 2020 to reduce new infections by 75 percent in the next five years and by 90 percent in the next 10 years; targeting 48 high-burden counties, Washington DC, San Juan, PR, and seven rural states with high HIV burden
  • Request for Information related to service area and the new Service Area Needs Assessment Methodology (SANAM) coming soon
  • HRSA 2022 Strategic Plan - 5 goals: improve access to quality health care and services; foster a healthcare workforce able to address current and emerging needs; enhance population health and address health disparities through community partnerships; maximize the value and impact of HRSA programs; and optimize HRSA operations to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, innovation, and accountability
  • Updated health center operational site visit (OSV) guide: should receive preview in March, to be released in April; no changes to program requirements; clarity for reviewers about what should be reviewed
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