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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.

Contact Info

Organizations and individuals interested in becoming members of NWRPCA should:
email membership@nwrpca.org
or call (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 Budget/Annual Dues

 

$1- $249,999/ $250

$250,000-$499,999/ $450

$500,000 or more /$650

  • 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 Budget/Annual Dues

 

$1- $249,999/ $250

$250,000-$499,999/ $450

$500,000 or more /$650

 

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

 

C. INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS

 

Individual members are individuals affiliated with 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

 

Individual NWRPCA A.T. Still SOMA Student: Free

Individual Basic: $50

Individual Enhanced: $300

 

Individual Student:  

  • QuickNotes monthly e-newsletter
  • Inclusion in NWRPCA networks and directories
  • Free attendance at NWRPCA's three annual conferences

Individual Basic:

  • QuickNotes monthly e-newsletter
  • Inclusion in NWRPCA networks and directories

Individual Enhanced:

  • Reduced conference and training fees
  • QuickNotes monthly e-newsletter
  • Inclusion in NWRPCA networks and directories

 

D. ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

 

Associate members are 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

 

Associate: $300

 

 

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

 

 

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