The Community Health Centers of Arkansas (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 is the Primary Care Association (PCA) for Arkansas. PCAs are designated by the federal Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) to assist CHCs in each state.
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 visions is to be the trusted partner for our member organizations and a respected leader and advocate for health care equity and access in Arkansas. CHCA serves 12 CHC organizations and their 200+ service locations across Arkansas.
The services offered by CHCA help Arkansas CHCs provide effective and efficient care to their patients, furthering their goals of improving access to care, reducing health disparities, and improving 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 CHCs' ability to provide affordable, accessible, comprehensive, quality health care services to all regardless of ability to pay.
Community Health Centers nationwide serve as the health care home for more than 30 million people and are recognized
as an invaluable part of the nation’s health delivery system.
To equip, unify, and advocate for an innovative network that provides exceptional health care to all.
To be the trusted partner for our member organizations and a respected leader and advocate for health care equity and access in Arkansas.