Established in 1982 as a non-profit organization, the Louisiana Primary Care Association, Inc. (LPCA) promotes accessible, affordable, quality primary healthcare services for the uninsured and medically underserved populations in Louisiana. It is a membership organization of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and supporters committed to the goal of achieving health care access for all.
LPCA represents 34 federally funded Community Health Center organizations across Louisiana. These organizations operate over 215 individual sites and serve over 340,000 patients a year. LPCA serves as the leading statewide advocacy organization in support of community-based health centers and works to stress the importance of healthcare access as the foundation to building healthier communities.
LPCA directs its efforts to ensure that Community Health Centers remain viable providers of primary healthcare throughout the state and valuable partners in comprehensive healthcare delivery systems.
Collectively, Louisiana's network of Community Health Centers seeks to positively influence health care policy and serve as a safety net for Louisiana's healthcare system. LPCA provides a variety of support services. These services include:
- Managed Growth and Research Development (Community Development)
- Technical Assistance and Training
- Recruitment and Retention
- Practice Management
- Marketing & Community Outreach
- Data Information Gathering & Analysis
- Governmental Relations
- Clinical Quality & Performance Improvement