Our principal responsibility to Virginia’s Health Centers is to offer training and technical assistance to support their commitment to provide high-quality, comprehensive, convenient primary care services. Primary care services include medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmacy assistance. Throughout the year, we offer webinars, in-person trainings and individual assistance to health center leadership and staff. We also work with regional and national partners to provide timely and high quality trainings as well as guidance on any new or ongoing federal and state initiatives.
The Association provides training on topics important to members, such as continuing education for health professionals, Board of Directors responsibilities and revenue maximization.
Technical Assistance and Consulting
The Association provides ongoing technical assistance and consultation for established centers, and organizing communities, on topics ranging from practice development to marketing to managed care.
Provider Recruitment & Locum Tenens
The Association employs a provider recruitment specialist to assist members in securing and keeping health care providers. The Association also facilitates locum tenens (temporary physician) coverage for member centers.
Cost Savings Through Cooperative Purchasing
One of the original purposes of The Association was to save its members money. That role is still active with the Association offering several cooperative buying programs including: liability insurance coverage, medical and office supplies, reference laboratory services, long distance phone services, patient billing statement preparation, and more.
Advocacy and Information
The Association provides information, updates and news of vital importance to members. Topics range from federal and state legislation to emerging health care trends.
The Association is a well known key player in primary health care policy development for the improvement of access to primary care and prevention services.