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Our partners and program funders are vital to CHC/ACT.

Grants, financial support, and program partnerships bring improvements to community health in Connecticut.

To access resources designed to improve care and outcomes, please contact Amy Urban.

HRSA programs provide equitable health care to people who are geographically isolated and economically or medically vulnerable.

State & Regional Primary Care Associations

State and Regional Primary Care Association (PCA) Cooperative Agreements provide training and technical assistance (T/TA) to existing and potential health centers in their states and regions.

As Connecticut’s PCA, CHC/ACT helps increase access to comprehensive primary care, foster a workforce to address current and emerging needs, enhance emergency preparedness and response, and advance clinical quality and performance.

CHC/ACT convenes numerous workgroups comprising health center staff and experts, to collaborate and share best practices, towards better health for all.

Health Center Controlled Network

Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) support health centers in leveraging health information technology (IT) and data to deliver high-quality, culturally competent, equitable, and comprehensive primary health care, with a specific focus on improvements in:

  • Clinical quality
  • Patient-centered care
  • Provider and staff well-being

CHC/ACT’s HCCN brings together 13 FQHCs for a powerful, impactful network of experts improving health care quality and outcomes.

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part D

Coordinated HIV Services and Access to Research for Women, Infants, Children, and Youth (RWHAP Part D WICY)

CHC/ACT’s RWHAP Part D WICY program provides family-centered health care services in an outpatient or ambulatory care setting for low income WICY with or impacted by HIV.

The DSS delivers and funds a wide range of programs and services as Connecticut's multi-faceted health and human services agency.

Medicaid Outreach

Through funding from the State Department of Social Services, CHC/ACT helps fund outreach/enrollment efforts for Medicaid, CoveredCT, and Access Health CT. CHC/ACT also works with outreach workers at Connecticut’s health centers to ensure they are certified to conduct enrollment, share outreach/enrollment best practices, troubleshoot individual cases, identify and work to resolve systemic issues, and act as a liaison with relevant state agencies.

The CT Office of Health Strategy crafts policies for better outcomes, curbing healthcare cost growth across all sectors.


CHC/ACT employs two Community Health Workers through this program to travel to health centers and community events to assist in outreach, education and enrollment in the CoveredCT program.

Access Health CT is Connecticut's official marketplace for quality health and dental plans – shop, compare, and enroll easily.

Navigator Grant Program

As part of the Navigator Program, CHC/ACT works to help Access Health CT engage, educate, inform, and enroll individuals in Access Health CT insurance plans in target communities throughout Connecticut. CHC/ACT specifically focuses on minority communities that experience significant health disparities and higher uninsured rates.

CHEFA enhances the welfare and prosperity of the citizens of the State of Connecticut by being leaders in public finance

CHEFA Targeted Grant Program

CHC/ACT works with its member health centers to help them collect granular-level race, ethnicity, and language data from their patients and to use the data to identify and address health disparities in their communities.