Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers (WACMHC)

Focus

Ongoing programs to strengthen and advocate for Washington’s Community Health Centers as they build healthcare access, innovation, and value. Primary aim is to ensure that all Washingtonians have access to primary healthcare, regardless of geographic location, nationality, income level, or insurance status. Clinic engagement includes programmatic support, training, and technical assistance in administration and care delivery, including outreach and enrollment, quality improvement and practice transformation, data analysis, workforce development, oral health, and behavioral health.

Provided by
Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers
Partners

Community Health Ventures, National Association of Community Health Centers, WA Department of Health, WA Department of Social and Health Services, Washington Dental Service Foundation, National Oral Health Innovation and Integration Network (NOHIIN) 

Funded by
Federal, state, local and private grants
Regional Availability
Statewide
Targeted Participants

Community health centers, migrant health centers, urban American Indian health programs

Targeted patient populations
All patients
Community health centers, migrant health centers, urban American Indian health programs
Practice Responsibilities

 Practices must serve as a community health center and must:

  • Reach medically underserved communities
  • Govern with community involvement as non-profits
  • Treat patients regardless of ability to pay
  • Provide a comprehensive scope of services
Practice Benefits

Training, educational opportunities, and technical assistance, including:

  • Peer-to-peer learning and information sharing
  • Assistance with data analysis and population health reporting
  • Access to “best practices” and tools for a variety of quality improvement efforts
  • Medical Assistant and Dental Assistant Apprenticeship programs to enhance workforce capacity
Contact

360.786.9722