National Cooperative Agreements


Agreements (NCAs) with national organizations to provide free training and technical assistance (T/TA) to support existing and potential health center grantees and look-alikes. The NCA partners possess subject matter expertise in functional areas, and support health center’s ability to maintain fiscal and operational excellence, engage in effective workforce development activities, utilize cutting-edge health information technology and structure health care services in a manner culturally and linguistically appropriate to the patient population served.

These organizations are funded to provide T/TA to health centers in a manner that increases patient safety and health outcomes, effectively serves diverse special, vulnerable, and underserved rural, frontier, and urban populations. This T/TA often takes the form of learning collaboratives, state/regional/national trainings, webinars, newsletters, toolkits, and fact sheets.

Technical Assistance Offered

The NCAs provide training and technical assistance that address the following special/vulnerable populations and topics. To request technical assistance from an NCA, please contact them directly or contact your project officer.

Choose a topic below to find an NCA providing training and technical assistance in this area.

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)

Offers language access, cultural competency, and focuses on the role enabling services have in advancing the health care needs of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander communities. Request TA from AAPCHO.

Capital Link

Assists health centers in planning capital projects, financing growth and identifying ways to improve performance. Request TA from Capital Link.

Health Information Technology Training and Technical Assistance Center (HITEQ)

The HITEQ Center collaborates with HRSA Partners to support health centers in full optimization of their EHR and Health IT systems for continuous, data-driven quality improvement. Request TA from HITEQ.

Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)

Supportive housing experts.  Supportive services for homeless patients who are frequent users of ERs and connects homeless people to sustainable housing with wrap-around services. Key providers of technical assistance where housing and health intersect. Request TA from CSH.

National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)

NHCHC works to eliminate homelessness by providing comprehensive T/TA to health centers and look-alikes using over 25 years of experience working with communities to improve delivery of health care for people experiencing homelessness. Request TA from NHCHC.

National LGBT Health Education Center

Provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health centers with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for LGBT people. Request TA from the National LGBT Health Education Center.

National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP)

Embeds lawyers and paralegals alongside health care teams to detect, address and prevent health-harming social conditions for people & communities. Request TA from NCMLP.

Farmworker Justice (FWJ)

Specializes in providing T/TA related to federal and state policy and legislation impacting access to healthcare for agricultural workers and their families, with a focus on environmental justice and the H2A Agricultural Guest Workers Program. Request TA from FWJ.

Health Outreach Partners (HOP)

Provides T/TA on outreach and enabling services (e.g., transportation), program planning and development, needs assessments and evaluation, and community collaboration, particularly targeting migrant and seasonal agricultural workers. Request TA from HOP.

MHP Salud

Provides T/TA to health centers to develop, implement, and sustain Promotoras de Salud (Community Health Workers) programs through culturally-appropriate health education and outreach community development. Request TA from MHP Salud.

Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN)

Provides T/TA on all aspects of clinical care and issues impacting migratory and seasonal agricultural worker patients, providers and clinic systems through consultation, patient tracking, bridge case management, and clinical education. Request TA from MCN.

National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH)

Specializes in T/TA related to health center governance, administration and patient education designed to enhance health centers’ delivery of services for the MSAWs and their families. Request TA from NCFH.Populations.

National Center for Equitable Care for Elders

The National Center ECE provides innovative and culturally competent models of care, inter-professional training and educational resources, and technical assistance to health care professionals in community health centers who provide care to an increasingly vulnerable population: older adults. The Center seeks to achieve three objectives: better health, better health care, and lower costs for older adult populations by establishing a rapid response model of multi-disciplinary service and providing training in cultural humility at every staff level to effectively engage diverse older adult patient populations.

Christine A Riedy, PhD, MPH
Chair, Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology Delta Dental of Massachusetts Associate Professor in Oral Public Health and Epidemiology
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
188 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-432-5251

National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA)

Provides T/TA to add new, expand, and/or integrate high quality oral health services and adopt effective practices to monitor, report, and improve oral health outcomes. Request TA from NNOHA.

National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC)

NNCC is an affiliate of Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) a mission to advance nurse-led health care through policy, consultation, and programs to reduce health disparities and meet people’s primary care and wellness needs. Request TA from NNCC.

National Center for Health in Public Housing (NCHPH)

Builds relationships at the health center level. Strength is in front line operationalizing of effective public housing-based primary care programs in health centers. Request TA from NCHPH.

School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA)

Strengthens the capacity of health centers to address the unique health needs of school-aged children and improve the health outcomes of underserved youth, particular in school-based health centers. Request TA from SBHA.

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)

Offers T/TA to effectively address the unmet health needs of underserved communities & to implement QI strategies to remain financially sound; deliver high quality clinical care, health information technology and assist health centers to respond to changes in the health care environment. Request TA from NACHC.-Aged.

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU)’s Star Center

Provides training, tools, and other resources on clinical workforce recruitment and retention for health centers. Request TA from ACU.

Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC, Inc.)

Specializes in T/TA related to clinical workforce development/pipeline, developing postgraduate residencies for new nurse practitioners and postdoctoral clinical psychologists, and implementing team-based models of care. Request TA from CHC, Inc.

Date Last Reviewed: October 2017


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