National Training and Technical Assistance Needs Assessment

Every three years, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) conducts a national health center needs assessment to inform the development of operational training and technical assistance (TTA) needed by health centers to advance health center access, quality and impact. NACHC develops and deploys this effort in close collaboration with all HRSA-funded National Training & Technical Assistance Partners (NTTAPs). Learn more at:ย Our Partners | Health Center Resource Clearinghouse (healthcenterinfo.org).

2021 National TTA Needs Assessment Summary Results

NACHC piloted and then nationally fielded the 2021 assessment July-October 2021. All health center staff were invited to respond. The needs assessment was structured to allow the respondent to quickly identify and select needs across a variety of TTA topics.ย The national TTA Needs Assessment:

  • Minimizes response burden by reducing the number of needs assessments deployed to health centers.
  • Improves ease in response through a streamlined questionnaire.
  • Identifies priority training topics for BPHC, NTTAP, PCA and HCCN attention.

NACHC conducts this project with cooperative agreement support from HRSA. Analysis of the results are described in a final summary report reviewed by the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC).

This national assessment will inform the development of training and technical assistance (T/TA) necessary to support health centers improve access to primary health care as well as to advance quality and impact in upcoming years.

For questions, please contact NACHCโ€™s Training and Technical Assistance Division at trainings@nachc.org.

Summary of the 2021 results are presented in the infographic below, to supplement the full report linked above.


2021 National TTA Needs Assessment Summary Results

NACHC administered the 2021 National TTA Needs Assessment. Summary of results are presented in the infographic


2018 National TTA Needs Assessment Summary Results


NACHC administered the 2018 National TTA Needs Assessment. View infographic summary of the results.

Health Center Resource Clearinghouse

Training & Technical Assistance materials that address health center needs can be found on the Health Center Resource Clearinghouse. This site is a collaborative effort of HRSA/BPHC and National Training and Technical Assistance Partners.

Needs Assessment State Profiles

State summaries of the 2018 needs assessment findings are provided below:

Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Delaware
District of Columbia
Federated States of Micronesia
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Minnesota
Minnesota
Mississippi
Montana
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

State did not meet the minimum threshold to receive an individual state profile based on the number of needs assessment responses.
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota

State did not meet the minimum threshold to receive an individual state profile based on the number of needs assessment responses.
Tennessee
U.S. Virgin Islands
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming