Community Health Best Practices, LLC is a nonprofit network comprised of 17 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 1.7 million individuals (approximately 7.8 million patient encounters). Of all patients served, 91.2% are low income and 76.5% identify as a racial or ethnic minority.
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
- Providing educational programs and learning collaboratives designed to perpetuate evidence-based operational and clinical “best practices” within our Member 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.
OSIS is a non-profit technology services organization dedicated to providing expert NextGen Healthcare technology assistance exclusively to Community Health Centers around the country.
The current Hawaii Health Center Controlled Network (HiHCCN) is a project under the Hawaii Primary Care Association (HPCA), funded by grant number H2QCS30267. HPCA has been fortunate to have been awarded this grant for four funding cycles. There are ten health centers in Hawaii participating with the HiHCCN. The purpose of the HiHCCN is to support participating health centers to collaborate on the use of health information technology (health IT) to improve operational and clinical practices. Specifically, the HiHCCN exists to support health centers in leveraging health IT to increase their readiness and participation in value-based care through:
- Enhancing the patient and provider experiences;
- Advancing interoperability; and
- Using data to enhance value.