About Us

Idaho Community Health Care Association is the federally designated Primary Care Association for Idaho and assists members in providing high-quality, comprehensive primary care and addressing the full spectrum of health center needs so they can focus on patient care. ICHCA’s 15 members strive to meet the health care needs of the uninsured and underserved at over 192 clinic sites and operate in Idahos urban, rural, and frontier areas, all with the mission of providing affordable, accessible primary medical, dental, pharmacy, and behavioral health care to Idahoans across the state.  

Health Center Administration

We help health centers strengthen business operations through support in financial management, health information technology, Patient Centered Medical Home integration, emergency preparedness, and workforce development.

Quality Improvement

We assist health centers in achieving the best patient outcomes through innovative quality improvement programs utilizing the highest clinical standards, fostering patient engagement and coordinating care within the larger healthcare system.

Outreach and Enrollment

We help health centers in providing health insurance education and enrollment assistance to community members, many of whom face barriers in accessing healthcare. 

Training & Technical Assistance

We pride ourselves on providing relevant, high-quality training and technical assistance. Our goal is to ensure Idaho health centers have access to the resources needed to provide accessible, cost-effective, patient-centered, quality care to all Idahoans and thrive in the ever-changing healthcare environment.

Workforce Development 

We connect centers with healthcare partners and higher education to help expand their workforce. Health centers looking to grow and retain their workforce through health profession education training will find programs, apprenticeships, and learning management tools to achieve their goals. ICHCA supports the health centers’ efforts to recruit, retain, and train staff across all professions.

Network Management

We support payment reform and value based reimbursement by collaborating with insurance companies to control costs and increase quality of care.

Patient Centered Medical Home

We support Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) which provide coordinated patient services and enhanced access to a clinical team. The PCMH model improves clinical quality, improve patient experience and reduce health system costs.

Community Development

We work closely with community groups interested in becoming a health center and with existing health centers wanting to expand services.

Emergency Preparedness

 Health centers play an important role in their communities in delivering critical services and assisting with the local community response during an emergency. We help health centers determine their role before an emergencies arise.

Government Relations

We work to ensure all health centers voices are heard in local, state, and federal policy. We educate elected officials and government agencies on impact of health centers in their local communities.