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.
The Keys to Quality (K2Q) HCCN consists of 12 participating health centers serving a large, diverse, low-income population. In many ways, this diverse network of PHC members is reflective of the HRSA Bureau of Primary Care Health Center Program as a whole. PHCs hail from several states, make use of multiple EHR platforms, and serve primarily low-income populations, often including special populations. Unique aspects of PHC membership include co-applicant status, academic health centers, and nurse-led health centers. The K2Q HCCN is administered by the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium. The mission of the K2Q HCCN is to strengthen the health IT and quality improvement capacity of participating health centers through individualized and peer technical assistance and internal capacity building.
CHAN is the only HCCN in New Hampshire, with members in Texas and Vermont, as well. The mission of CHAN is to enable our member agencies to develop the programs and resources necessary to assure access to efficient, effective health care for all clients in our communities, particularly the uninsured, Medicaid, and medically underserved populations and other vulnerable populations. We provide Health Information Technology for our FQHC members including the hosting and application support for an EMR, patient portal, patient engagement tools, interfaces and revenue cycle management. The CHAN Data Warehouse provides reporting and data visualization, registries and dashboards that support clinical quality measurement, population health reporting and analysis, operational and financial reporting. We also provide quality improvement training and technical assistance.