Who We Are & What We Do:
The Indiana Primary Health Care Association, Inc. (IPHCA), organized in 1982, advocates for quality health care for all persons residing in Indiana. IPHCA 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.
IPHCA provides training and technical assistance to Federally Qualified Health Centers and State-funded Community Health Centers through funding from a number of sources. IPHCA provides services and support that build efficient, high quality, and financially sound community health centers. The support covers a wide range of topics including:
- Resource development,
- Outreach and enrollment,
- Oral health,
- Behavioral health,
- Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition,
- Quality improvement,
- Finance, and
To champion the development and delivery of accessible, community-driven quality health care.
A barrier-free, high quality health care system that is:
Affordable, Available, Accessible, Appropriate, Acceptable
IPHCA Beliefs and Values:
- Health care is a right, not a privilege.
- Grassroots advocates are crucial to community-supported health care.
- Comprehensive, integrated, and coordinated primary health care encompasses medical, dental, behavioral health, and enabling services.
- The Community Health Center model, to which the consumer’s voice is integral, provides for an outcome-based and patient-focused health care home.
- IPHCA equips leaders to advance health care goals and objectives.