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CHCA is a non-profit organization established in 1985 to expand access to affordable quality care in Arkansas, and to create a unified voice for Community Health Centers (CHCs) and the patients they serve. For nearly 40 years, CHCA has received funding to provide training/technical assistance to CHCs for improving care delivery.


CHCA bylaws reflect that it is governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of the Chief Executive Officer from each member CHC. CHCA’s mission is to advocate for and facilitate the success of CHCs and promote access to health care in Arkansas. Our vision is to be an innovative leader, promoting improved health care outcomes and equal access to the highest quality health care for all Arkansans. CHCA serves 12 CHC organizations and their 190+ service locations across Arkansas.


The services offered by CHCA help Arkansas CHCs provide effective and efficient care to their patients, further their goals of improving access to care and reducing health disparities; and improved health outcomes. CHCA has over the years successfully served as a conduit for new programs, projects and funding that supports greater access to comprehensive services for underserved populations throughout Arkansas.


CHCA collaborates with local, state and federal partners, organizations and policy makers to positively influence changes to policies, regulations, and legislation aimed at strengthening the health centers’ ability to provide affordable, accessible, comprehensive, quality health care services to the uninsured, underserve, Medicare and Medicaid Arkansans.

America’s Health Centers serve as the health care home for over
24 million people in over 6,000 communities, and are recognized
as an invaluable part of the nation’s health delivery system. 

Our Mission

To equip, unify, and advocate for an innovative network that provides exceptional health care to all.

Our Vision

To be the trusted partner for our member organizations and a respected leader and advocate for health care equity and access in Arkansas.

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