About MPCA and Michigan Health Centers

Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) is a leader in building a healthy society in which all residents have convenient and affordable MPCA Logoaccess to quality health care.

MPCA’s mission is to promote, support, and develop comprehensive, accessible, and affordable community-based primary health care services to everyone in Michigan.

Since 1980, MPCA has been the voice for Community Health Centers and other community-based providers in Michigan. Today 39 Health Center organizations provide quality, affordable, comprehensive primary and preventive health care for over 600,000 Michigan residents at more than 230 sites located in both rural and urban communities across the state.

Our Work…

MPCA supports Health Centers by providing them with:

  • Clinical support services
  • Collective advocacy
  • Community development
  • Education and training
  • Technical assistance
  • Consulting services
  • Information sharing
  • Communication networks
  • Management services
  • Health professional recruitment services
  • Seat on the board (active members only)
  • Full voting privileges (active members only)

Please visit our website at www.mpca.net to learn more.

More About Health Centers…

Health Centers are local, non-profit, community-based providers of primary and preventive health care. They are located in medically underserved urban and rural communities in every state, including Michigan, and in every U.S. territory.

“Health Center” refers to Health Center Program grantees and Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alikes. Of Michigan’s 39 Health Center organizations, 35 are Health Center Program grantees, 2 are FQHC Look-Alikes, and 2 are both a Health Center Program grantee and an FQHC Look-Alike.

Nationwide, Health Centers are health care homes for over 22 million patients. Each Health Center’s staffing models, facilities, scope of services, and approaches are tailored to meet the unique needs of its patients and the surrounding communities.

Many individuals have difficulty accessing medical care because of where they live, the language they speak, and their complex health care needs. Health Centers provide culturally appropriate health care that is close to where patients live, at times that are convenient, and in languages patients can understand.

Health Centers have professionally trained health care teams. These teams may include board-certified or board-eligible physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified nurse midwives, medical assistants, mental health and substance abuse professionals, dentists, and dental hygienists. The clinicians of each team work together to provide a core of primary health services to individuals and families throughout all life stages, from pediatric through geriatric.

Click here to learn more about Health Centers.

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