Health Resources and Services Administration Partners
Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration
In 2011, the Bureau of Primary Health Care Health Resources and Services Administration awarded us a National Cooperative Agreement (NCA) to develop and deliver free training and technical assistance to health centers (FQHCs, FQHC look-alikes, and other health centers), Primary Care Associations (PCA), and Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN) across the country. We work in partnership with BPHC to develop and deliver programs and publications under the NCA.
Primary Care Associations
Primary Care Associations (PCAs) are state or regional nonprofit organizations that provide training and technical assistance (T/TA) to safety-net providers. This T/TA is based on statewide and regional needs to help health centers improve programmatic, clinical, and financial performance and operations. PCAs can help health centers and look-alikes plan for the growth of health centers in their state, as well as develop strategies to recruit and retain staff.
Health Center Controlled Networks
HCCNs are uniquely positioned to help health centers improve quality of care and patient safety by using health information technology to cut costs and improve care coordination. They provide specialized training and technical assistance to take advantage of economies of scale.
National Cooperative Agreements
Through its National Cooperative Agreement (NCA) program, The Bureau of Primary Health Care supports 20 national organizations (including The Fenway Institute) to provide training and technical assistance to health centers and related programs. These organizations work with providers, policy makers, program administrators, states and communities to improve the health of underserved communities and vulnerable populations, referred to as “special populations.”
The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) provides member centers organizational and financial help and a common source for research, information, training and advocacy. Through an NCA with BPHC, NACHC provides technical assistance around federal program requirements, performance improvement, and program development and analysis. They also partner directly with the National LGBT Health Education Center to develop educational tools and programs.
Through the Health Center Resource Clearinghouse, our Center works in collaboration with NACHC and the other 18 NCAs to share resources and offer trainings.
By category, those NCAs are:
Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islander Populations
Children in Schools
Clinician Workforce Development
- Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU)
- Community Health Center, Inc.
- Health Information Technology Training and Technical Assistance Center (HITEQ)
Extremely Low Income Individuals
Migratory and Seasonal Agricultural Populations
- Farmworker Justice
- Health Outreach Partners (HOP)
- MHP Salud
- Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN)
- National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH)
Residents of Public Housing
AIDS Education and Training Centers
The New England AIDS Education and Training Center
The New England AIDS Education and Training Center (NEAETC), established in 1988, is one of eleven Regional Education Centers and four National Centers, funded by Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) with Ryan White Part F dollars and sponsored regionally by Commonwealth Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. NEAETC partners with the Education Center on trainings and publications on LGBT cultural competency in health care settings and on STD and HIV prevention. NEAETC also offers educational resources on STI and HIV prevention and treatment.
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center
The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (MA AETC) provides HIV/AIDS education, consultation, technical assistance and resource materials to health care professionals throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia.
Mississippi AIDS Education and Training Center
Established in 1988, the Mississippi AIDS Education and Training Center (MSAETC), formally known as the Delta Region AIDS Education Training Center, serves as a multidisciplinary program that focuses on providing education, clinical consultation and capacity-building activities to healthcare professionals and clinics serving people living with or at risk for HIV.
LGBTQIA+ and Sexual Health-focused Partners
The Sylvie Ratelle Prevention Training Center
The Ratelle Prevention Training Center (PTC), which is a project of the Division of STD Prevention, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, has partnered with us to develop regional trainings and publications on LGBTQ competency in health care settings and on STD and HIV prevention. The Ratelle PTC also offers their own courses for health care providers in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of sexually transmitted diseases and the prevention of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
UCSF’s Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (Trans CoE) was founded in 2009 with a mission to increase access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming health care services for trans and gender diverse communities. The Trans CoE’s goal is to improve the overall health and well-being of transgender individuals by developing and implementing programs in response to community-identified needs. The Trans CoE actively engages a national advisory board of transgender leaders from throughout the country. We bring extensive expertise in transgender health research and best practices for transgender community engagement.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation improves the lives of LGBTQ people by working to increase understanding and encouraging the adoption of LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices. They build support for LGBTQ people among families and friends, co-workers and employers, pastors and parishoners, doctors and teachers, neighbors and the general public. Through the following programs and projects, they are enhancing the lived experiences of LGBTQ people and their families, as they change hearts and minds across America and around the globe. The HRC Foundation and Education Center are partners in the Healthcare Equality Index, which reports on LGBTQ equity and inclusion in healthcare facilities across the country, and in which the Education Center’s live and on-demand webinars serve as a source of training.
Harvard Medical School
Since the Harvard Medical School was established in 1782, faculty members have improved human health by innovating in their roles as physicians, mentors and scholars. They’ve piloted educational models, developed new curricula to address emerging needs in health care, and produced thousands of leaders and compassionate caregivers who are shaping the fields of science and medicine throughout the world with their expertise and passion.
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Population Health Science
In April 2016, the Department of Population Health Science was instituted under the new Bower School of Population Health to educate future researchers and clinicians in the science of population health, an emerging interdisciplinary discipline that combines social, medical science, demography, epidemiology, and economics to quantify the conditions that shape health. We partner with UMMC to disseminate resources and technical assistance to health centers across Mississippi, and organize a one-day annual conference with UMMC annually around care for gender and sexual minority patients.
The Center for Health Impact
The Center for Health Impact strives to create health equity through partnership and innovation – by enhancing access to quality healthcare and education, eliminating health disparities, and promoting workforce development. The National LGBT Health Education Center works closely with the Center for Health Impact to translate resources into languages other than English.