National Cooperative Agreements
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National Cooperative Agreements

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) establishes National Cooperative Agreements (NCAs) with organizations to provide national training and technical assistance (T/TA). To potential and existing section 330 funded health centers. These NCAs provide broad technical assistance as well as focused training on special populations including migrant and seasonal farmworkers, the homeless, and individuals living in public housing (HRSA defined special populations). They may also provide support and guidance for vulnerable populations such as the elderly, refugees or lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) populations.

Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Populations

Capital Financing

  • Capital Link, Inc. - a national, non-profit organization that has worked with hundreds of health centers and Primary Care Associations over the past 15 years to plan capital projects, finance growth and identify ways to improve performance. Established through the community health center movement, Capital Link is dedicated to strengthening and expanding high-quality, community based healthcare in a rapidly changing marketplace.
    • Capital Financing Blog – sign up to subscribe to Capital Financing’s Blog to learn about current educational activities, tools and resources.

Children in Schools

  • School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) - a national voice for school-based health care, SBHA serves the school-based health care field by providing technical assistance, resources, and trainings so they can provide the best-quality health care to their patients. Additionally, they provide advocacy for policies on the local, state, and federal level that strengthen school health.

Clinician Recruitment and Retention

  • Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) - a transdisciplinary organization of clinicians, advocates and healthcare organizations that provide health care for the underserved. Our programs include professional education, clinical tools, advocacy, patient education, training and technical assistance.
    • ACU Listserv – get updates on ACU’s efforts in advocacy, workforce, quality, cultural competency and much more by signing up for their listerv.

Extremely Low Income Individuals

  • Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) - advances solutions that use housing as a platform for services to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people, maximize public resources and build healthy communities.
    • CSH Newsletter – subscribe to the “Homefront” newsletter to receive updates, articles and other information pertaining to housing activities and efforts.

Homeless Populations

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations (LGBT)

Medical-Legal Partnerships

Migratory and Seasonal Agricultural Populations (Farmworkers)

  • Farmworker Justice - is a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower migrant and seasonal farmworkers to improve their living and working conditions, immigration status, health, occupational safety, and access to justice.
    • Updates Listserv – subscribe to Farmworker Justices’s email listserv to obtain updates including policy alerts, special events and other educational opportunities.
  • Health Outreach Partners (HOP) - is a national non-profit health organization providing training, consultation, and information services to community-based organizations striving to improve the quality of life of hard-to-reach populations.
    • Outreach Connections – Sign up to receive HOP’s newsletters, outreach connection and other resources to help support your outreach efforts.
    • How to do Outreach in an Anti-Immigration Climate - The anti-immigration climate in many communities creates a serious challenge for health centers as well as social service and education programs. 
    • HOP Business Value Framework Webinar - During this webinar, the facilitator will describe the elements of a fully integrated health outreach program and will provide an overview of the Outreach Business Value (OBV) Framework and Toolkit.
  • MHP Salud - implements Community Health Worker programs to empower underserved Latino communities and promotes the CHW model nationally as a culturally appropriate strategy to improve health.
    • MHP CHW Email Group Listserv - Email group service for Community Health Worker program coordinators to receive information about program implementation and evaluation and to learn about what’s happening in the CHW field. Examples of topics include recruitment, retention and training of community members as Community Health Workers, evaluation tools and program successes and challenges.
  • Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) – functions as a global organization with more than 10,000 constituents whose work is overseen by a board of directors comprised of frontline clinicians, researchers, policy makers and academics with experience in and commitment to migrant health. 
    • MCN Learning Listserv - MCN’s online community helps you find resources, communicate with one another, discover stories from the field, and read what your peers are saying about a wide variety of issues.  
  • National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) – is dedicated to improving the health status of farmworker families by providing information services, training and technical assistance, and a variety of products to community and migrant health centers nationwide, as well as organizations, universities, researchers, and individuals involved in farmworkers health.
    • NCFH Newsletter and listserv – Sign up to stay informed about resources, educational events and news from the migrant health center community.

National Organizations

  • National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. (NACHC) - works with a network of state health center and primary care organizations to serve health centers in many ways including: public education, advocacy, partnership cultivation and technical assistance and training.
    • NACHC RSS Feed – receive the latest news, employment opportunities updates and resources about policy changes, needs and priorities for community health center.

Residents of Public Housing

  • Community Health Partners for Sustainability (CHPS) - provides free and low-cost training and technical assistance to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), including Public Housing Primary Care and other special population grantees, and other health centers looking to ensure long-term sustainability
  • National Center for Health in Public Housing (NCHPH) - provides training and technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of federally-funded health centers to increase access to health care, eliminate health disparities, and enhance health care delivery for the millions of residents of public and assisted housing.
    • NCHPH Listserv – receive updates regarding policy initiatives, resources and educational opportunities (in-person and virtual) related to public housing issues.
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