Founded in 1971, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) serves as the national health care advocacy organization for America’s medically underserved and uninsured and the community health centers that serve as their health care home.
In conjunction with state and regional primary care associations, health center controlled networks, and other public and private sector organizations to expand health care access to all in need, NACHC:
- Serves as the national and unified voice to advocate on behalf of medically uninsured and uninsured populations.
- Advocates for growth and development of health centers and the needs of all medically underserved and uninsured populations.
- Provides training and technical assistance to health center staff and boards in operational, financial, clinical, and governance areas.
- Conducts research – independently and in collaboration with others – to advance the body of community healthcare knowledge.
- Develops strategic partnerships in both the public and private sectors to support the work of health centers and improve the health of patients and communities nationwide.