Welcome to the Indiana Primary Health Care Association, Inc. (IPHCA).
Organized in 1982, IPHCA advocates for quality health care for all
persons residing in Indiana and supports the development of
community-oriented primary care initiatives (including Community Health
Centers, or CHCs) that are:
Affordable (based on income),
Available (services delivered when needed),
Accessible (services delivered where needed),
Appropriate (emphasizing continuous, comprehensive, prevention-oriented primary care), and
Acceptable (to everyone residing in the community regardless of cultural heritage, financial status, or personal circumstances).
Included in IPHCA’s comprehensive definition of primary care are
medical, dental, and behavioral health services. IPHCA has a diverse
membership that includes CHCs, interested individuals, and organizations
that support IPHCA's important mission.
State-based Primary Care Associations exist in every state and U.S.
territory. IPHCA receives funding from a number of sources, including
the Health Resources and Services Administration's Bureau of Primary
Health Care (part of the US Department of Health and Human Services) to
monitor and advocate for access to primary care services throughout
Indiana and to provide technical assistance to Federally Qualified
Health Centers in the state.