THE NEW JERSEY PRIMARY CARE ASSOCIATION
The New Jersey Primary Care Association (“NJPCA”) represents the 24 Community Health Centers and 134 satellite community-based ambulatory healthcare facilities throughout the state of New Jersey. Community Health Centers are also known as FQHCs or federally qualified health centers. FQHCs are authorized under Section 330(A) of the Public Health Services Act to provide healthcare to the underserved and the uninsured. Click here to learn more about FQHCs/Community Health Centers.
The NJPCA’s primary goal is to provide for the expansion and provision of quality, cost-effective and efficient primary healthcare through community health centers while seeking new and expanded revenue sources for these services.
WE PROVIDE ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTHCARE
The 24 FQHCs operate 134 sites in neighborhoods throughout the state, including school-based and mobile sites in each of the 21 counties of New Jersey. Community Health Centers are the largest providers of primary care in the state, providing healthcare services to over 528,000 New Jerseyeans annually.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO QUALITY HEALTHCARE
The New Jersey Primary Care Association (NJPCA) is committed to fostering collaboration among the Health Centers to ensure access to comprehensive healthcare services. The NJPCA will achieve this through:
- Effectively advocating to regulatory agencies, payors, consumers and professional groups
- Comprehensive education and training of Health Center employees
- Providing consultation, advice and guidance to Health Centers’ leadership
In 2015, Community Health Centers celebrated 50 years of providing healthcare nationwide. Community Health Centers are uniquely American in that they reflect the personalities of the communities they serve, utilize creative problem solving techniques and provide high quality healthcare for all since 1965. New Jersey’s Community Health Centers have proudly served our Garden State communities since 1989.
For more information about the history of community health centers in America, please click on the following link from one of our colleague primary care associations, the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers: