Organizational Restructure and Promotions

CPCA is pleased to announce a new and exciting leadership restructuring within the organization, as well as recent staff promotions. We are restructuring the organization at the top in a way that will maximize and evolve the contributions of our current leaders and also create new leadership opportunities. CPCA has a long history of bringing talented staff into the organization, mentoring them, and challenging them with interesting work.




This year CPCA is celebrating its 25th Anniversary! Over the past 25 years, CPCA has enjoyed immense success. Originally created by California health center leaders in 1994 with minimal staff and minor investment, CPCA has emerged as the statewide leader representing the interests of the largest health center network in the country. In the past quarter century CPCA has grown a lot, as have our members. Today, more than 1,330 community health centers serve the state of California, and provide comprehensive, high quality care to nearly 7 million people – that’s 1 in every 6 Californians!


2019 Quality Care
Conference Wrap-Up 

CPCA’s 25th Anniversary year kicked off with our Quality Care Conference at the beautiful Hyatt Regency in Santa Rosa, California on February 21-22.  Over 280 participants, including Community Health Center Executives, Chief Medical Officers, Chief Information Officers, Clinical Leadership, and health center staff focusing on areas such as compliance and operations, quality improvement, care innovation and Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) gathered to learn innovative ideas and discuss best practices in the areas of Quality Improvement, Health Information Technology, Data and Compliance.   


Workforce Update: Residency Road Map for Community Health Centers!

The California Primary Care Association’s Community Health Center (CHC) Residency Road Map is paving the way for community-based graduate medical education (GME) in California’s community health centers (CHCs). Our federal and state advocacy efforts to increase GME funding coupled with our online and in-person educational offerings are positioning CHCs as leaders in physician resident training.



The California Primary Care Association (CPCA) and our health center members have been immensely troubled by the tone of recent national discussions on immigration. The Trump Administration has proposed changes to the public charge rule that would expand the list of public benefit programs to include the use of food assistant programs (like SNAP), Medi-Cal, Medicare Part D subsidies and housing assistance when an individual applies to enter or reenter the country or applies for legal permanent residency (i.e. green card).


CPCA Education Programs:

News & Updates

HealthManagement+ (HM+)

CPCA’s successful HealthManagement+ Program continues to welcome new participants and train the next generation of health center leaders. Cohort 11 will graduate in June 2019 when Cohort 12 launches. In addition, we have developed a new collaboration with program partner We Will and the Alameda Health Consortium to create an Alameda cohort that will begin in May of this year.


CPCA Board Retreat – Governance in Action

On February 7 – 8, 2019, the CPCA Board of Directors gathered in Sacramento for a special retreat. The retreat focused on taking a critical look at where CPCA is today and how the Board can best guide the continued growth and success of CPCA for years to come.