About the Association

The Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers (MNACHC) is the non-profit membership organization of Minnesota’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). MNACHC works on behalf of its members and their patients to promote the cost-effective delivery of affordable, quality primary health care services, with a special emphasis on meeting the needs of low income and medically underserved populations. MNACHC provides:

A Voice for Community Health Centers
Providing state and federal public policy analysis, education, and advocacy.

Training and Technical Assistance
Equipping community health centers (CHCs) with the administrative, financial, quality improvement, and clinical tools necessary to sustain high-quality operations.

Partnership Opportunities
Promoting public and private partnerships at state and federal levels to support health center infrastructure and opportunities for growth.

Community Development
Developing new FQHCs and expanding existing FQHCs in underserved rural and urban areas of Minnesota.

Many Faces of Community Health Conference
Offering a state-wide forum for in-depth training that covers best practice models of community-based care and current health care management and policy issues relevant to FQHCs.

 

 

MNACHC History and Mission

Incorporated in April 1980 as the Minnesota Rural Primary Care Association, this organization was formed to assist with the development of primary health care in rural areas of Minnesota.

In 1984, the Association was renamed the Minnesota Primary Care Association (MPCA) to reflect the fact that our membership included both urban and rural health centers.

In 2004, MPCA became the Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers (MNACHC). Our current membership consists of 17 Federally Qualified Health Centers that provide affordable health care services at 65 sites throughout the state.

The mission of the Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers is to provide effective services to improve access to high quality primary health care in our state.