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We are committed to providing the highest quality healthcare. One of the ways we continually meet or exceed national quality standards is by collaborating with organizations that help us take care of the populations we serve together.


The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced that MCHC Health Centers has achieved the Advancing HIT for quality badge representing notable quality improvement achievements in the areas of access, quality, health equity, health information technology, and COVID-19 public health emergency response for the most recent Uniform Data System (UDS) reporting period.

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced that MCHC Health Centers has achieved a Silver Badge representing its standing as one of the top community health centers in the country.

As a HRSA Health Center Quality Leader, MCHC was among the top 30% of all HRSA-supported health centers that achieved the best overall clinical outcomes, demonstrating high-quality across clinical operations.

The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a model of care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into “what patients want it to be.”

NCQA PCMH Recognition is the most widely adopted model for transforming primary care practices into medical homes. Research confirms medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients’ and providers’ experience of care.

This entity receives HRSA Health Center Program grant funding under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and has been deemed a Public Health Service employee for purposes of certain liability protections, including Federal Tort Claims Act coverage, under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).


National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)  is the national trade association serving and representing the interests of America’s community health centers.

NACHC's mission is "to promote the provision of high quality, comprehensive health care that is accessible, coordinated, culturally and linguistically competent, and community directed for all underserved populations."

NACHC develops policy and works with Congressional representatives to promote wise healthcare legislation. It also provides training for board members serving at local health centers and keeps health centers like ours up-to-date about legislation that could impact the provision of local healthcare.

California Primary Care Association (CPCA) is the state’s leading advocacy group for health centers. CPCA monitors state and federal legislation that will provide opportunities and create challenges for the health center system of care. Representing more than 600 not-for-profit community health centers statewide, CPCA is recognized by legislators and other policymakers as a crucial source of information about community health issues.

CPCA lobbies state legislators and coordinates information-gathering about the status of health centers and their patients. CPCA also focuses on educating legislators and other policymakers about the concerns and contributions made by the health center system. At MCHC Health Centers, we’ve been a CPCA member since 1994, and our founder Lin Hunter served as a CPCA Board member for two three-year terms before her retirement.

Alliance for Rural Community Health (ARCH) is a consortium of all Mendocino County health centers. ARCH facilitates networking, project collaborations and technology services to member organizations. The ARCH Board is comprised of two representatives from each of its five member health centers. It meets monthly to address shared issues such as collaboration with community partners, expanding patient coverage, and healthcare advocacy.

Health Alliance of Northern California (HANC) is a network of community clinics and health centers working to promote the health and well-being of our communities in rural, Northern California.

Our clinics and partners work together to expand access to quality healthcare – including physical, mental, and dental healthcare – and improve health outcomes for all people, regardless of their ability to pay. HANC exists to assist and support member clinics in our mission to improve community health and to promote and preserve community-based health care in our rural area.

HANC’s member organizations include twelve Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and one Rural Health Clinic across Northern California. In total, HANC consists of thirteen member organizations and thirty-six clinical sites, serving roughly 135,000 patients throughout the region.

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