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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, CPCA represents centers who provide health services in a wide range of settings.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), Bureau 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.

CPCA History
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.

CPCA Mission
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 purposes.

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