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We are the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHC/ACT). Incorporated in 1989, we are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting the clinical and administrative operations of community health centers across Connecticut.

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Our Mission

CHC/ACT’s mission is to advance and align the work of health centers, with stakeholders, to improve the health and wellness of all.

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How do we Act?

We advance the work of our 16 member centers to improve the health and wellness of all, including the 420,000 primary medical, dental, and behavioral health patients CT health centers see every year.

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Did you Know?

In 2022, clinicians at community health centers in Connecticut treated over 420,000 patients in more than 2.3 million in person and virtual visits for primary medical care as well as dental, vision, and behavioral health.

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CHC/ACT team members. January, 2024

Our Team

We serve our members with a highly experienced and diverse team of professionals who understand the unique challenges health centers face in the state of CT.


Our Board

We are collectively driven by the leaders of our member health centers, who are committed to improving the health and wellness of communities across Connecticut.


Our Partnerships

We find strength and synergy with every partner in our shared journey to enhance community health across the great state of Connecticut.



“We help health centers do what they do, better.“

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Advocate for Better Health Care

On behalf of our member health centers, we champion issues concerning the vitality of health centers and their ability to provide high quality, comprehensive health care to people in Connecticut. CHC/ACT and health center leaders provide testimony at legislative public hearings. We work with coalitions to improve health care access and outcomes.

We also play an active role in health policy discussions by participating on key advisory councils. CHC/ACT works closely with policymakers, elected officials, and residents to ensure the delivery of high quality health services and social programs available through Connecticut’s health centers.


Administer Programs

CHC/ACT receives and administers federal, state, and private foundation grants that fund programs and services at health centers.

These services include case management for children and families infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS, outreach/enrollment for HUSKY/Medicaid, Covered CT, and Access Health CT, quality improvement programs, and more.


Train Professionals

CHC/ACT offers training and technical assistance for all facets of health center operations, both clinical and administrative, based on needs identified in annual surveys of health center staff and leaders. We provide training sessions for HR directors, clinical staff, finance staff, compliance officers, and others.

We also provide individualized training and other resources to each center, such as preparing for emergencies, sharing best practices, and up-to-date information on state and federal policy changes and proposals.

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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.