About Us

Healthy Idahoans living in healthy communities.

Mission: To promote and support vibrant, effective community health centers in providing accessible, affordable, and high quality healthcare to all Idahoans. 

The Idaho Community Health Center Association, established in 1982, is the nonprofit association for Idaho's sixteen nonprofit community health centers. Idaho health centers are leaders in healthcare transformation that achieves better health, better care, and lower costs. ICHCA provides training and technical assistance to health centers to help keep them current on issues and trends affecting the changing healthcare landscape. We ensure that the best interests of health center patients are represented across Idaho by educating federal, state and local policy makers about issues relating to health care and the role of community health centers.

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.