About the Organization
The Mississippi Primary Health Care Association, Inc. (MPHCA) is a non-profit membership organization representing the interests of 21 Community Health Center (CHC) members in their efforts to improve access to health care for medically underserved and indigent populations. Established in 1981, MPHCA provides a variety of training and technical assistance services to its members, including recruitment of health care professionals. MPHCA's member CHCs are located in both rural and urban areas across the state of Mississippi. These 21 CHCs provide complete preventive and primary health care services at 170+ delivery sites including more than 120 primary care sites. CHCs are staffed by a team of board certified/board eligible physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, and other clinical and non-clinical professionals. CHCs provide a wide variety of services including medical, dental, pharmacy, optical, social services, behavioral health, x-ray/laboratory, tobacco cessation, health/wellness, and transportation. Mississippi CHCs employ more than 1600 full-time employees and are projected to exceed $500 million in total economic impact for Mississippi during 2015.