HRSA BPHC

Background

Our Primary Care Association (PCA) designation is supported by the Health Resources Service Association (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC).

Primary Care Associations (PCAs) are state or regional nonprofit organizations that provide training and technical assistance (T/TA) to safety-net providers. This T/TA is based on statewide and regional needs to help health centers improve programmatic, clinical, and financial performance and operations. PCAs can help health centers and look-alikes plan for the growth of health centers in their state, as well as develop strategies to recruit and retain staff.

PCAs were established to create economies of scale for health centers, maximize the federal Section 330 investments in states, assess and monitor the policy and regulatory environments, and assist health centers in adapting to changing demands from an evolving healthcare environment. PCAs facilitate collaboration between health centers and Governors, Medicaid Directors and state health departments to educate them on the health center program and its value to patients, and to work with health centers on the best approaches to meet the needs of their constituents

As a HRSA PCA award recipient, DCPCA is charged with conducting T/TA activities to help health centers achieve the following goals:

  • Increase access to care,
  • Achieve operational excellence, and
  • Enhance health outcomes and health equity.

Core Activities

DCPCA supports a variety of initiatives focused on reducing health disparities, improving access, advancing operational excellence, and improving health outcomes for patients. DCPCA provides trainings, technical assistance, tools, and formal forums for collaboration to expand health center capacity to meet the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing healthcare environment.

Please see the QI team’s Technical Assistance and Training page for more information on the areas of focus for our HRSA BPHC project.

How to Get Involved

Check out DCPCA’s Training & Events calendar for information on upcoming trainings, Peer Groups, and technical assistance opportunities.

For more information on HRSA BPHC or to inquire about technical assistance or training provided via this project, please contact our Director of Quality Improvement, Megan Loucks at mloucks@dcpca.org.