The Iowa Primary Care Association (Iowa PCA) has provided technical assistance and training to Iowa’s community health centers to support their ongoing commitment to provide quality, affordable primary and preventive health care to meet community needs since 1988. The Iowa PCA is a non-profit membership association comprised of 13 health centers and one migrant health program and is recognized as a trusted voice on healthcare, particularly concerning vulnerable populations. These organizations collectively serve more than 226,000 Iowans each year through over 800,000 patient visits. Our mission is enhancing community health centers' capacity to care and our vision is health equity for all. The Iowa Association of Community Providers (IACP) has been relentlessly advocating on behalf of mental health and disability service providers for more than 35 years. IACP partners with more than 130 community-based organizations to provide a wide range of resources to their management and staff (30,000+ people) to ensure that provider needs are being met. IACP services impact organizations located in all 99 counties that annually contribute $1.3 billion to Iowa’s economy. IACP’s vision is that one day, all Iowans can live, learn, and work in their community of choice.
The newly adopted Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) model presents myriad of opportunities for revisiting partnerships and establishing new partnerships between CCBHCs and health centers, including around data sharing and care coordination. Iowa PCA will be analyzing state-level opportunities and barriers to data sharing to support care coordination efforts among newly certified CCBHCs and health centers and documenting how the CCBHC model presents new opportunities for partnership for FQHCs and CCBHCs in terms of coordinating care.