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 nearly 900,000 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.


Health Center Purchasers Invited to Join New PACHC Peer Group

PACHC’s Purchasing Peer Networking Group is the latest addition to our peer networking group opportunities. The group, like other PACHC-hosted peer networking groups, is facilitated by PACHC staff and offers the opportunity for individuals with similar responsibilities in our health centers to connect, share challenges, successes and lessons learned and to strategize together on solutions.


Hope Glimmers Despite Division and Doubt

We have endured 10 months of pandemic response, conversion on a dime to care through telehealth, great partisan divide in our country, a limited ability to “refuel” through our usual gatherings of friends and family, civil unrest and pain laid bare, constraints on travel, new financial and workforce burdens, fear and sorrow.


Smart Talk: The Urban and Rural Divide; How Wide is the Gap?

This week, PACHC CEO Cheri Rinehart and Director of Policy and Partnerships Eric Kiehl were on Smart Talk, a regional talk radio show


Good-bye, 2020 – You Will be Remembered, but Not Missed!

There is no doubt that 2020 will go down in history as a year like no other or that “2020 hindsight” will have a new significance.


Coming in January: New Health Center/Look-Alike Survey Questions

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is adding four questions to its weekly health center COVID-19 survey next month. These will appear beginning in the survey FQHCs receive on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.


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