Idaho Primary Care Association (IPCA), established in 1982, is the nonprofit association for Idaho's sixteen nonprofit community health centers. Idaho health centers are leaders in healthcare transformation that achieves better health, better care, and lower costs. IPCA provides training and technical assistance to health centers to help keep them current on issues and trends affecting the changing healthcare landscape.
Vision: Healthy Idahoans living in healthy communities.
Mission: To promote and support vibrant, effective community health centers in providing accessible, affordable, and high quality healthcare to all Idahoans.
Health Center Administration
We help health centers strengthen business operations through support in financial management, health information technology, PCMH, emergency preparedness, and workforce development.
We assist health centers in achieving the best patient outcomes through innovative quality improvement programs utilizing the highest clinical standards, fostering patient engagement and coordinating care within the larger healthcare system.
Outreach and Enrollment
We help health centers in providing health insurance education and enrollment assistance to community members, many of whom face barriers in accessing healthcare.
Training & Technical Assistance
IPCA prides itself on providing relevant, high-quality training and technical assistance. Our goal is to ensure Idaho community health centers have access to the resources needed to provide accessible, cost-effective, patient-centered, quality care to all Idahoans and thrive in the ever-changing healthcare environment.
We support payment reform and value based reimbursement by collaborating with insurance companies to control costs and increase quality of care.
Patient Centered Medical Home
We support Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) which provide coordinated patient services and enhanced access to a clinical team. The PCMH model has the potential to improve clinical quality, improve patient experience and reduce health system costs.
We work closely with community groups interested in becoming a Community Health Center and with existing health centers wanting to expand services.
Community health centers play an important role in their communities in delivering critical services and assisting with the local community response during an emergency. We help community health centers determine their role before an emergency arises.