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CT’s Health Care Champion

CHC/ACT and Connecticut’s health centers serve 420,000 people yearly from Greenwich to Putnam, from Winsted to New London, and everywhere in between. Our members deliver high quality medical, dental, and behavioral health care across hundreds of sites. Together, we advocate for community health to local and national leaders. And, our team empowers health care professionals across our state to improve the health and wellness of all.

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Our Programs

CHC/ACT stands for the health and wellness of Connecticut through our programming. From emergency preparedness to electronic health records, we collaborate with health center Boards and staff, patients, and other key stakeholders across the state to deliver impactful results. We work with people impacted by HIV/AIDS. We facilitate health insurance enrollment. And, we work to improve clinical quality, health equity, and health outcomes.


CHC/ACT by the Numbers

Graphic of statistic, Seventeen health centers with hundreds of sites.
Graphic of statistic, Over forty-two thousand patients.
Graphic of statistic, Over two million, three hundred thousand visits.
Graphic of statistic, Sixty percent of patients insured through medicaid.
Graphic of statistic, Thirty-one percent best served in a language other than English.
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Public Policy

CHC/ACT is dedicated to supporting health centers and ensuring that all people in Connecticut have a place to receive high quality health care, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.

We focus on ensuring the HUSKY program’s effectiveness and enhancing health care delivery in Connecticut. We partner with health centers to actively engage with federal and state officials, deliver legislative testimony, and participate in state-appointed task forces to shape future policy, reinforcing our commitment to the community we serve.


Our News

Community welcomes new health center

NORTH CANAAN — The long-awaited opening of Community Health and Wellness Center’s (CHWC) facility on East Main Street has arrived. After more than a decade of planning and collaboration with community partners, CHWC’s North Canaan goals have become reality.

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CT's Community Health Centers

We represent community health centers in every corner of the state, across hundreds of locations. There is compassionate, accessible health care for ALL of Connecticut here.

Charter Oak Health promotes healthier communities and improves the lives of people in the Hartford area.
CIFC Health, located in Danbury, CT builds trust in health care and improves lives while creating a healthier community.
Community Health & Wellness Center is committed to keeping communities of Torrington, CT healthy.
Community Health Center Inc. is committed to transforming the way healthcare is delivered to communities all over Connecticut.
Community Health Services is a patient centered medical home that provides access to quality health services in the Hartford community.
Cornell Scott HIll Health Center provides access to excellent and affordable healthcare to every member of their New Haven Community.
Fair Haven Community Health Center provides seamless care and a welcoming environment for their New Haven communities.
Family Centers provide Greenwich communities with a wide range of responsive and innovative services.
First Choice Health Centers provides accessible, quality healthcare to patients of all ages and backgrounds, no matter their ability to pay.
Generations Family Health Center provides affordable, accessible primary health care and support services for people of all ages.
InterCommunity Health Care provides primary care, behavioral health care, and addiction recovery services in the Greater Hartford area.
Norwalk Community Health Center provides quality, innovative care that enriches the lives our Norwalk communities.
Optimus Healthcare promotes a lifetime of preventive health care as well as the physical, behavioral, and specialty care.
Southwest Community Health Center provides high quality, accessible medical health services to the Greater Bridgeport area.
Staywell Health Center provides and coordinates medical, dental, and mental health with the focus on prevention in the Waterbury community.
UCFS Healthcare promotes healthier communities and improves the lives of people from New London to Cholchester.
Wheeler Health is bound with commitment to improve health, recovery, and growth throughout the center of Connecticut.

Our Partners & Sponsors

Quality, affordable health care takes a village. We are blessed to have several public and private partners that represent a cross section of policy, advocacy, and technology leaders across the state and the nation.

HRSA programs provide equitable health care to people who are geographically isolated and economically or medically vulnerable.
The Connecticut Department of Public Health strives to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of CT.
CHNCT improves health for vulnerable populations, offering quality healthcare to all Connecticut residents.
Project ECHO globally mentors healthcare, education, climate change, and social determinants of health.
The CT Office of Health Strategy crafts policies for better outcomes, curbing healthcare cost growth across all sectors.
The NACHC promotes efficient, comprehensive healthcare that is accessible, community directed, and patient-centered for all.
Access Health CT is Connecticut's official marketplace for quality health and dental plans – shop, compare, and enroll easily.
CHEFA enhances the welfare and prosperity of the citizens of the State of Connecticut by being leaders in public finance
The DSS delivers and funds a wide range of programs and services as Connecticut's multi-faceted health and human services agency.
CHF envisions a Connecticut where everyone—regardless of race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status—can achieve optimal health.
CT AHEC boosts healthcare access by enhancing the supply and distribution of professionals through community partnerships.
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