CPCA works with community health centers to guarantee
that primary care is effective and accessible. CPCA represents
centers who provide health services in a wide range of settings.
From full-service clinics,
to school-based services, programs
for the homeless and migrant workers, community health centers
are the front-line of primary health care.
CPCA plays an active
role in health policy discussion by participating on key advisory
councils. We provide on-going information on
community health center clinical performance and programs to
Connecticut's decision-makers, elected officials and residents.
CPCA is a not-for-profit organization. Funding is provided by
the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA),
of Primary Health Care (BPHC). CPCA also receives funds from private foundations
and the State of Connecticut for administration of specific programs.
Member organizations support CPCA through dues.
The Connecticut Primary Care Association (CPCA) was established
in 1989 as the voice of Connecticut's not-for-profit community
health centers. Our mission is to promote and further the delivery
of comprehensive, accessible, family-oriented community-based
health care. Our primary focus is education of the public, health
policy makers, and health care providers.
Twelve PCA-affiliated community
health centers operate from more than 80 different sites throughout
the state. This constitutes one of Connecticut’s largest
health care systems. The state’s community health centers
are federally mandated and were established in the 1960s to meet
the needs of those with little, or no ability to pay for health
care. The founders saw quality, personalized medical care as a
right of all people and established a policy that no patient would
be turned away. Since their inception, health centers have evolved
in number, size, and scope of services, and are leaders in the
delivery of quality care to Connecticut’s communities.
State funding is critical to ensuring that Connecticut’s
community health centers remain viable and accessible to all
those who need them. With the numbers of uninsured people rising,
more Connecticut residents than ever before will be turning to
community health centers to meet their family’s medical,
dental and social service needs.
To promote and further the delivery of comprehensive, accessible,
family-oriented community based health care services for underserved
populations and communities; to advance the growth and development
of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and organizations
designated by the Health Care Financing Administration as FQHC
look-alikes; and for the promotion of general health care,
public welfare, charitable, scientific, literary and educational
Board of Directors