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The Power of Membership

Growing businesses, changing lives.

Connect

Members can connect with a thriving network of health centers, organizations and businesses that support and work toward IPHCA’s mission.

Fuel Growth

Many of our memberships also offer access to our group purchasing program, sparking connections and fueling growth for members across the state.

Learn

Members receive discounts on or exclusive access to conferences, hands-on trainings and webinars throughout the year.

There’s a Membership for You

Driven by a commitment to accessible, quality health care, we’re building a community of professionals who share our vision. We invite you to join our movement by becoming a member today. Each of our four memberships offers a suite of benefits designed specifically for those members.

The benefits of membership:

  • Recruitment Services offered at no cost to members—help find and vet professionals to fill positions for physicians and other clinical staff.
  • Consultation, advice and assistance from IPHCA experts can help your team establish, expand or operate a CHC—including securing new funding sources.
  • Advocacy at the local, state and federal level puts the interests of CHCs top-of-mind for legislators.
  • Group Purchasing Membership gives your health center access to group discounts through a powerful vendor network.
  • Voting privileges through the IPHCA Assembly of Delegates give you an important voice.
  • Leadership and participation opportunities on IPHCA committees make sure you’re at the table when vital decisions are made.
  • Connection to a thriving network of national, statewide and local health-focused organizations
  • News, studies, surveys and reports through IPHCA’s periodic and issue-specific publications help your CHC stay at the forefront.
  • Discounted training and education sessions keep your providers and administrators up to date on the latest health care trends, guidance, rules and recommendations.

Are you eligible for Organizational Membership?

To join, your organization must be designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center, receiving section 330 Federal funding OR be designated as an FQHC “look-alike.”

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The benefits of membership:

  • Consultation, advice and assistance from IPHCA experts can help your organization secure new funding sources.
  • Discounted trainings and education sessions keep your team up to date on the latest health care trends, guidance, rules and recommendations.
  • Connection to a thriving network of national, statewide and local health-focused organizations and agencies.
  • Recruitment services—offered at no cost to members—help find and vet professionals to fill positions for physicians and other clinical staff.
  • Included group purchasing membership gives your organization access to a powerful network of vendors and purchasers.
  • News, studies, surveys and reports through IPHCA’s periodic and issue-specific publications help your organization stay at the forefront.

Are you eligible for Associate Membership?

Associate membership is available to any organization, agency, foundation or association that supports IPHCA’s purpose and goals and is not otherwise eligible for Organizational or Network membership.

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The benefits of membership:

  • Connection to a thriving network of potential customers at national, statewide and local health-focused organizations.
  • Discounted trainings and education sessions keep your team up to date on the latest health care trends, guidance, rules and recommendations.
  • Grow brand awareness and connect with an audience of thousands through branding on the IPHCA website and features in various digital communications.
  • News, studies, surveys and reports through IPHCA’s periodic and issue-specific publications help your organization stay at the forefront.
  • Discounted exhibitor opportunities let you share your brand message and network with industry professionals at IPHCA conferences and events.

Are you eligible for Business Membership?

To join, your organization must do business with any Federally Qualified Health Center or FQHC “look-alike” that supports the goals about IPHCA. Organizations that wish to join the Primary Health Purchasing Alliance (PHPA) must be a Business Member.

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The benefits of membership:

  • Inclusion in member meetings provides access to group problem solving and networking opportunities.
  • Connection to a thriving network of potential customers at national, statewide and local health-focused organizations.
  • Network members are eligible to join IPHCA's group purchasing organization, giving your team access to a powerful network of vendors and purchasers.
  • News, studies, surveys and reports through IPHCA’s periodic and issue-specific publications help your organization stay at the forefront.
  • Discounted trainings and education sessions keep your team up to date on the latest health care trends, guidance, rules and recommendations.

Are you eligible for Network Membership?

To join, you must be part of an integrated service network that receives or has received funding from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration Integrated Services Development Initiative (ISDI) or Shared Integrated Management Information Systems (SIMIS) programs.

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98%

of Illinois CHCs are IPHCA members

70+

organizations enjoy the benefits of membership

75

Trainings and events are provided to members each year

IPHCA Member Esperanza Health Centers Honored with Four Awards for Quality, Outcomes

Founded in 2004, Esperanza provides high-quality, bilingual primary care, behavioral health and wellness services across four sites on Chicago’s Southwest Side. In 2019, Esperanza received four awards totaling over $190k from the Health Resources Services Administration—funds earmarked for health centers that achieved the best overall clinical outcomes and demonstrated consistently high-quality care. At $97k, the largest award recognized Esperanza’s efforts to promote behavioral health, diabetes, and cardiovascular care in 2018. Esperanza ranked in the top 1-2% of all health centers in measures of quality related to the care of these health issues.

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