National Cooperative Agreements

Overview

The National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements (NCAs) provide free training and technical assistance (T/TA) that is data-driven, cutting edge, and focused on quality and operational improvement to support health centers, look-alikes, and newly funded HRSA awardees.  This T/TA includes:

  • Assessing national trends to assist the health centers in addressing emergent issues, ;
  • Providing leadership on emerging issues (such as oral health, workforce, and medical-legal partnerships), and on other topics related to special and vulnerable populations.

Resources include 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 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.

Community Health Partners for Sustainability (CHPFS)

Provides training to public housing-based health centers, PCAs, other federal, state, and local stakeholders. Convener of National/Regional trainings and collaborative health center initiatives with Housing Authorities. Request TA from CHPFS.

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.



Contacts

Program Information
NCA Team  
HRSA, Bureau of Primary Health Care
Office of Quality Improvement
BPHCNCA@hrsa.gov

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