VRHA is a vehicle for health care initiatives; a mechanism to get information back directly to policymakers and state leadership – “Policy into Practice”. VHRA provides alignment of health care initatives at a national and state level. VRHA staff have a deep understanding of the components and how initiatives interlock. VRHA does work that is directed by FQHCS participants and responds to the needs of FQHCs.

Breakwater Health Network (BHN) is a 501(c)3 horizontal rural Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) whose Mission is to support its members by developing and sustaining systems that foster clinical excellence and healthy communities. BHN has five formal member organizations, including three Section 330(e) Community Health Centers and two dually funded (330 e and g) Community-Migrant Health Centers. Breakwater Health Network members have been working together formally for nearly twenty years and have a strong track record of being a performance-driven, innovative organization with proven results for members and funders.

Breakwater Health Network member health centers provide care through 28 clinical sites (including two mobile units) in primarily rural medically underserved areas of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Illinois – a service delivery area spanning over 100,000 square miles and 116 counties.

NCCHCA is a recipient of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) grant. As an HCCN grantee, we support participating health centers across North Carolina to improve quality of care and health outcomes by using health information technology. We provide specialized training and technical assistance to take advantage of economies of scale, including: group purchasing power, shared training and data analytics.

Our HCCN is comprised of 36 Participating Health Centers (PHCs) including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Lookalikes (LALs) with over 201 practice sites, 9 mobile vans and 33 school based clinics located in 67 counties. In 2019, HCCN PHCs have provided community-based and comprehensive care to a total of 473,646 patients.

The Great Plains Health Data Network (GPHDN) brings together 11 health centers consisting of 70 sites, collectively serving over 109,000 total patients. The health centers are in underserved and low-income urban and rural areas across North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. The mission of the GPHDN is to support members through collaboration and shared resources, expertise, and data to improve clinical, financial, and operational performance.