Community Health Best Practices, LLC is a nonprofit network comprised of 16 of the nation’s leading community health centers.  Our Members operate federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in Oregon, Washington, Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Hawaii, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, and Puerto Rico, and they provide comprehensive primary care and behavioral health services to all patients regardless of the patients’ ability to pay for such services.  Our Member’s health centers annually provide care to more than 1 million individuals and perform approximately 5 million medical, dental and behavioral health encounters, a large percentage of which involve uninsured or underinsured patients.

Community Health Best Practices, LLC was formed for the purpose of supporting the nonprofit and community-focused missions of our Member organizations.  The LLC carries out this purpose by:

  • Procuring grant funds and donations to further the nonprofit missions of the LLC’s member health centers;
  • Developing and implementing collaborative purchasing programs designed to leverage the combined size and purchasing power of the LLC’s Members in order to obtain favorable product and service pricing; and
  • Seeking support for educational programs and activities designed to perpetuate evidence-based operational and clinical “best practices” within our Member’s health centers.

The health centers that comprise Community Health Best Practices, LLC have a significant impact on the communities we serve. Not only are our safety net health care and social service programs vital to our patients and clients, but we are a major economic driver in many urban, rural and frontier communities throughout the United States.

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 initiatives 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 FQHC 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.