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Organizations and individuals join Northwest Regional Primary Care Association to benefit from the economies of scale offered by a long-standing, federally funded member association serving a four-state region including Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

 

By leveraging its regional power, NWRPCA is able to offer its members and other health centers in Region X outstanding benefits in workforce development, education and training, networking and partnerships, and high-level advocacy.

 

 
NWRPCA board, 2016

Benefits include:

  • Production of multi-state educational conferences around the region
  • Workforce development services
  • Dialogue with national leaders and legislators
  • Structured opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, networking and sharing
  • Development of on-site and distance-based training adapted to member needs
  • Power to help shape the community health landscape of the Northwest through governance and leadership opportunities
  • Partnerships with top-rated educational institutions and medical residency programs

To apply for membership

Membership is by application through the Member Services Coordinator. Organizations and individuals may apply for membership in the appropriate one of four categories. When all application materials have been submitted, the Membership Committee screens each applicant according to published criteria. The final decision to accept a new member is made by the Board of Directors.


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Contact Info

Organizations and individuals interested in becoming members of NWRPCA should fill out the above application, or contact the Member Services Coordinator at membership@nwrpca.org or (206) 783-3004 ext. 35.

 

Memberships are organized into four categories, all offering reduced fees and opportunities to stay informed and connected. To learn about the benefits of specific member categories, see the table below.

 

Membership Category and Eligibility

Annual Dues

Benefits per Category

A. HEALTH CENTER MEMBERS

 

Federally Qualified Health Center members are private, non-profit corporations or public corporations that meet the organizational and operational requirements for funding under Section 330 of the US Public Health Service Act.

 

Annual Dues

 

.015% of Total Accrued Costs from UDS (Table 8A Line 17)
Minimum: $650
Maximum: $3000

  • Reduced conference and training fees
  • QuickNotes monthly e-newsletter
  • Access to workforce development services
  • Inclusion in NWRPCA networks and directories
  • Vote on business before the membership
  • Eligibility for election to board of directors and selection for membership on board committees

B. SAFETY NET AFFILIATE MEMBERS

 

Safety Net Affiliate members are private,
non-profit or public corporations, and as judged by a protocol approved by our board of directors, provide comprehensive primary health care services with a specific mission to serve low-income persons.

 

Annual Dues

 

$650

 

  • Reduced conference and training fees
  • Northwest Pulse monthly e-newsletter
  • Access to workforce development services
  • Inclusion in NWRPCA networks and directories

 

C. INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS

 

Individual members are individuals affiliated with not-for-profit organizations or institutions that are engaged in collaboration or partnership with us or whose missions, goals and objectives are similar to ours. (Individuals may become members in this category regardless of whether their employers have organizational membership.)

*Individuals who are employed by for-profit organizations or institutions are not eligible for membership.

 

Annual Dues

 

Employee of non-profit: $300


Current ATSU Student: Free


ATSU Alumni: $50

 

Individual and ATSU Alumni:

  • Reduced conference & training fees
  • Northwest Pulse monthly e-newsletter
  • Inclusion in NWRPCA networks & directories

 ATSU Student:

  • Northwest Pulse monthly e-newsletter
  • Inclusion in NWRPCA networks & directories
  • Free conference attendance at NWRPCA’s three annual conferences

D. ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

 

Associate members are not-for-profit organizations or institutions that are engaged in collaboration or partnership with us or whose missions, goals and objectives are similar to ours.

*For-profit organizations are ineligible for membership.

 

Annual Dues

 

$650

 

 

  • One reduced conference registration or exhibitor fee for spring and fall conference per organizational member
  • Northwest Pulse monthly e-newsletter
  • Inclusion in NWRPCA networks and directories

 

 

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