Established in 1981, MPHCA provides a various training and technical assistance services to its members, including recruitment of health care experts, education and training activities, and national and state-based advocacy. MPHCA provides the costs of its operations through the receipt of federal grant funds, membership dues, and funds generated by the process of sale of services to members. MPHCA has four categories of membership – organizational (voting) and associate, business, and every individual (non-voting). MPHCA’s member Mississippi Community Health Centers (MS-CHCs) are located in both rural and urban areas around the state. These health centers provide complete preventive and primary health care services at 190 delivery sites across Mississippi. MS-CHCs provide a wide variety of services including medical, dental, pharmacy, optical, social services, behavioral health, x-ray and laboratory, tobacco cessation, health and wellness, and transportation. MPHCA works along with member CHCs, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), the Mississippi State Department of Health, and a support of cooperative agencies and partners to ensure the continued growth of community-based programs, services and centers providing quality, reasonable health care for Mississippi’s most vulnerable and medically indigent populations.
In 2016, MPHCA organizing an extensive external stakeholders survey to evaluate the perceptions and partnerships of our CHCs in Mississippi. The survey leads highlight that almost 60% of partners and external stakeholders say that MS-CHCs are impacting health reports in Mississippi and that our community health centers make great community partners.Read More»