To strengthen and advocate for Washington's Community Health Centers as they build healthcare access, innovation and value.
At the Washington Association for Community Health, we bring community health centers together to collaborate and expand access to high-quality health care statewide. We help community health centers navigate state policy, provide evidence-based health care, and problem solve as a group. Our range of services includes workforce development resources, best practice trainings, and advocacy around state policy.
Our members deliver health care to more than 1.1 million Washingtonians each year. The Association strengthens our member health centers' work with the information, partnerships and tools that make high-quality care a reality for people across the state.
In 2020, community health centers (CHC) in Washington served more than 1,100,000 residents at over 350 clinic sites, offering primary, preventive and supportive health services. Community health centers are directed by local consumers and respond to the needs of the community, serving all without regard to economic or insurance status.
Washington’s network of CHCs are vital providers in the state’s health care safety net, serving as the primary care provider to 35% of Medicaid/CHIP enrollees in 2021.