Clinical Matters

NACHC works to improve our nation’s community health centers through culturally tailored best practices in clinical management and workforce development.

What we do

NACHC provides a wide range of resources to enhance the quality and efficiency of our nation’s health centers. We create opportunities to support the more than 20,000 clinicians and clinical workforce members serving on the front-lines.

NACHC collects and shares research and best practice techniques for individualized and integrated patient care (including behavioral and oral health), population health outcomes, and cost controls to help health centers provide patient-centered medical care. We offer evidence-based guidelines and training, with consideration of social determinants of health, through partnerships with national organizations, State and Regional Primary Care Associations (SRPCAs), Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs), experts in clinical quality, health center staff, and patients.

Who we help

  • SRPCAs and HCCNs
  • Health center administrators
  • Clinical managers
  • Clinicians and clinical staff
  • Health center board members
  • Quality Improvement staff
  • Health Informatics/Analytics staff
  • National, state, and local government agencies
  • Foundations seeking to impact primary care delivery models

How we do it

  • Promising Practices: We aim to standardize the quality of service delivery at the health center, SRPCA, and HCCN levels through culturally-tailored trainings, actionable measures, and technical assistance to document real time health center performance, improvement, and impact. We offer care management strategies designed to streamline services and control costs.
  • Trainings: For new clinical directors and seasoned clinical staff, we offer workshops and tailored programs in emerging clinical models and in topics such as population health management and collaborative learning.
  • Resources: We invest in the quality infrastructure to optimize workflows, health information technology, and expanded care teams. Our Quality Center is a collaboration of national stakeholders that help to align quality and cost metrics, build bridges for better health outcomes, and improve patient and staff experiences, administrative management, and equity of care.

Who we work with

Through funding from the Health Resources & Services Administration’s Bureau of Primary Health Care, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the DentaQuest Foundation, we currently work with SRPCAs, HCCNs, health centers, and other partners across the country. We also work with A.T. Still University and the University of Connecticut Urban Service Track to help ensure a strong, committed clinical workforce.

How to work with us

For more information on working with Clinical Affairs, email Dr. Ron Yee, Chief Medical Officer.

For more information on new resources, check out our recent publications.