Welcome to the NMPCA

The NMPCA has a full time staff that works on behalf of its member organizations and community health centers to provide:

  • Training and technical assistance for workforce and board development
  • Representation of membership interests at state and national forums
  • Advocacy (Local, State, and Federal)
  • Support and technical assistance for quality initiatives
  • Avenues for networking and sharing of “best practices” between member organizations, clinics and staff
  • Community Education
The Latest

The National Center for Health Statistics recently published a very informative study (Community Health Centers: Providers, Patients, and Content of Care) that examines, "patient and encounter characeristics across the different types of providers seen at CHC visits during a 3-year period, 2006-2008."  Some key findings in the report were:

  • 31% of CHC visits were to PAs, NPs and CNMs (Certified Nurse Midwives).
  • There were no significant differences in types of services provided by physicians, NPs, and PAs, with one exception: PAs and NPs were more likely than physicians to provide or document health education or counseling services at visits.
  • The significance of CHCs as sources of care for the uninsured and underinsured has grown as a result of recent Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) expansions and worsening economy.
  • Primary care is recognized as an important strategy for maintaining population health because it is relatively inexpensive, can be more easily delivered than specialty and inpatient care, and if properly distributed could be effective in preventing disease progression on a large scale.
  • The roles of nonphysician practitioners in CHCs are expected to increase as a result of recent federal funding initiatives.



HIV / AIDS Resources

Please take time to familiarize yourself with the HIV and AIDS resources available through the NM AIDS Education & Training Center.





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