Mission, Vision, and Core Values
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Our Mission

Northwest Regional Primary Care Association is a member organization that strengthens community and migrant health centers in the Northwest by leveraging regional power and resources on their behalf.

Our Vision

With the support of NWRPCA, our community and migrant health centers will be exemplary professional homes for their staffs and will serve their communities well.

Our Core Values

Community: We support the consumer-driven governance of the community and migrant health center.

Social Justice: We advocate for social justice, particularly for the right to wellness and health.

Respect: We demonstrate respect for each other and those we serve.
Trust: We build trust by acting with honesty and integrity.

Diversity: We celebrate diversity as the pathway to insightful work and enriched relationships.
Excellence:  We constantly aspire to excellence through innovation and continuous improvement.

Our Programs and Services

For over thirty years, NWRPCA has worked with community health centers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska through a range of programs and services to build and strengthen health centers, from technical assistance and clinical coordination to training, clinician recruitment and farmworker health coordination, and advocacy for Northwest issues to regional and national partners.
We currently offer six distinct programs to support the growth and development of health centers:

All of these services are aimed at helping community health centers (CHCs) become patient-centered medical homes for their communities and "professional homes" to their staffs, making them both the provider of choice and the employer of choice. 

About Community Health Centers

The official establishment of community health centers began during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. The first community health center in the United States was the Columbia Point Health Center in Dorchester, Massachusetts, which opened in December 1965. The center was founded by two medical doctors: Dr. H. Jack Geiger and Dr. Count Gibson. In 2015, the community health center movement celebrated its 50th year. 


Community and migrant health centers (C/MHCs) are community-governed, not-for-profit organizations that go above and beyond the traditional model of health care to provide access to essential primary and preventive health care services. C/MHCs are in communities, both rural and urban, across the United States to provide care to all individuals regardless of their ability to pay. C/MHCs' doors are open to everyone, including families and children, farmworkers, those who are homeless, and those who are uninsured, on Medicaid, of have private insurance. Join the Campaign for America's Health Centers today.

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