Organizational Membership is open to any non-profit or public health center that provides comprehensive primary care services, is governed by a representative consumer-directed Board of Directors and that shares a commitment to the mission and goals of NACHC. This is a voting membership category. All community-based health centers – large or small, urban or rural, federally supported or privately funded – have a role in NACHC.
Organizational Member Benefits
Advocacy is key to the future of our nation’s community health centers. Today, health centers serve over 28 million patients at more than 11,000 delivery sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. territories. Learn more about the Health Center Advocacy Network and get resources and tools to effectively communicate with policymakers.
Organizational Members save up to $1,000 per registration for staff and board members for NACHC Conferences, including:
- Community Health Institute (CHI) & Expo –The Community Health Institute (CHI) regularly features over 45 education sessions, poster sessions highlighting the latest research, networking events, mega sessions and dynamic speakers representing health centers, state and regional primary care associations, health center networks, public officials and other health care industry experts. Organizational members also meet during this time at the House of Delegates to elect officers to the NACHC Board of Directors.
- Policy & Issues Forum (P&I) – Held each year in Washington, D.C., NACHC’s Policy & Issue Forum focuses on the latest and most critical policy issues affecting health centers. The P&I also provides health center representatives and other supporters the opportunity to meet with their congressional leaders on issues of importance to their health centers and communities back home.
- Financial, Operations Management/IT Conference (FOM/IT) – NACHC’s FOM/IT Conference brings together over 700 health center CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs and other finance, operations and IT staff from across the country to hear from industry leaders, learn and share proven techniques, network with colleagues and discover new and innovative strategies that can help to strengthen health center operations.
- Conference for Agricultural Worker Health – This conference is one of the only national meetings focused on health care delivery for America’s migratory and seasonal agricultural workers.
- Primary Care Association & Health Center Controlled Network Conference (PCA &HCCN) – This conference is tailored to organizations that support and represent the needs of health centers at the state and regional levels. It provides the opportunity to discuss key issues and legislative policies, explore industry trends, share ideas and develop strategies that further the health center mission.
- Serving on NACHC Committees, subcommittees, and task forces to discuss and recommend policies and strategies that advance the interests of health centers and their patients. (Note: In order to be appointed, both Individual Membership and Organizational Membership are required.)
- Voting for NACHC officers and other policies. Organizational Members receive four votes each in the NACHC House of Delegates.
- Nominating staff and Board Member peers for exemplary performance and achievement through NACHC’s awards program.
- Serving on the NACHC Board as a national officer or regional representative.
- Organizational Member staff and Board Members can earn continuing education credits via NACHC trainings and conferences.
- Organizational Member staff members are eligible to receive substantial discounts for select degree programs at A.T. Still University, Colorado State University, New England College, New England College of Business and Western Governors University. To learn more, visit Workforce Education Solutions.
- Five FREE annual subscriptions to Community Health Forum magazine –the only national publication dedicated exclusively to news and information about issues relevant to health centers and community-based health care.
- A free electronic subscription to the Washington Update (a regular newsletter on legislative and regulatory policies of importance to health centers).
- Exclusive price discounts on NACHC publications through the MyNACHC Learning Center, including:
- NACHC’s annual Health Center Salary & Benefits Report
- Managed Care Manual: A Practical Guide for Health Centers
- Billing Manual
- 340B Manual
- Medicaid FQHC PPS Manual
- Payment Reform Assessment Tool
- Significant discounts on products and services provided through Community Health Ventures (CHV), NACHC’s business affiliate.
- Substantial savings on advertisements for vacant health center positions via NACHC’s online Job Board. Positions advertised reach a nationwide audience including health centers, state and regional primary care associations and Health Center Controlled Networks.
Organizational Membership dues are calculated based on the health center’s total annual budget as listed on Table 8A: Financial Costs of the Uniform Data System (UDS) Report. Dues are capped at $20,000 and may be paid in annual, semi-annual or quarterly installments. (Note: NACHC’s membership year is July 1 – June 30).
“ICHS (International Community Health Services) was born of advocacy and continues to be an advocate on behalf of our communities. NACHC is a means of amplifying our voice and effectiveness.” – Teresita Batayola, President & CEO, International Community Health Services, Washington
“[We joined NACHC to] support a great organization, trainings, resources, advocacy and for general awareness.” Walter Edge, BOD Open Door Family Health Center, New York
Membership in NACHC protects and strengthens the collective mission of America’s Health Centers. There is POWER THROUGH ASSOCIATION! Complete the Organizational Membership Application and start receiving benefits today!