Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers - James W. Hunt Jr. Training & Learning Center
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Non-Profit, Statewide Association of Community Health Centers. The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (League) was founded in 1972 as one of the first state Primary Care Associations (PCAs) in the country. Established under the same federal authorizing legislation as the health center program (Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act), PCAs are organized around a set of core functions and competencies that provide a framework for support and assistance to health centers and the communities they serve. As such, the League is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization registered as a public charity with the Commonwealth's Secretary of State and maintains a professional staff at its headquarters in Boston and at its training center in Worcester.
The League serves as an information source on community-based health care to policymakers, opinion leaders and the media, and provides a wide range of technical assistance to health centers and communities, including: workforce development initiatives to recruit, retain, and develop a well-trained cadre of primary care providers, analysis of state and federal health regulatory and policy issues affecting health centers, information technology development, management of and support for clinical quality initiatives to improve and better integrate patient care, training and education for health center administrators, clinicians and board members, and supports to expand health access through work with state leaders and local health and advocacy organizations seeking to open health centers in their communities.