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.

Health Choice Network, Inc. (HCN) is a national model of successful collaboration amongst health center controlled networks, community health centers and other health partners. Through its cutting-edge health information technology and business services, HCN participants increase efficiencies, decrease costs and provide better and more accessible patient care. HCN is a not-for-profit organization governed by a Board comprised of its members. HCN member centers and additional customers provide care to more than 2.2 million patients and play a vital role in improving the quality of life within the communities they serve.

In August of 2016, the Coalition of Orange County Community Clinics (The Coalition), was awarded a federal grant and the designation of Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) for 10 of its 26 members by the Health Resource and Service Agency (HRSA), and has since grown to a cohort size of 12 Federally Qualified Health Centers and lookalikes.

The HCCN’s name is the Orange County Partners in Health (OCPH) and it’s comprised of the following organizations in Orange County California: Camino, Central City, Families Together of Orange County, Hurtt Family Clinic, Korean Community Services, Nhan Hoa Comprehensive Care Clinic, Family Health Matters, Serve the People, Share Our Selves, St. Jude Neighborhood Health Centers, Southland Clinic Integrated, inc., and UCI.

So far our activities have focused on implementing Health Care Information Exchange (HIE), Data Aggregation, and Data Analytics (reporting) to focus on Clinical Quality Improvement (CQI) for the cohort. We have an aggressive work plan to: connect all the HCCN members to a regional HIE to support point of care information exchange, aggregating data for longitudinal data analysis across the cohort, implementing an analytics and reporting tool for use by HCCN staff and individual members of the cohort at the network level, and CQI collaboration on education, skill building, and improving measures for a specific set of HP2020 goals.

 

RCHC Health Center Controlled Network is comprised of 15 participating health centers representing over 223,000 patients in 7 counties in Northern California. The coalition was founded in 1994 and the RCHC HCCN began in 2007. The RCHC HCCN provides services to assist health centers through new infrastructure, training, technical assistance, best practice sharing and peer networking.