National Cooperative Agreement (NCA) Links

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) establishes National Cooperative Agreements (NCAs) with organizations to provide national training and technical assistance (T/TA) to potential and existing section 330 funded health centers. These National Cooperative Agreements provide broad technical assistance as well as focused training on special populations including migrant and seasonal farmworkers, homeless, public housing, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), elderly, children in schools,  Asian Pacific populations, and others. For information on special populations, please visit the CHAMPS Special Populations Overview webpage.

Note: HRSA also establishes cooperative agreements with Primary Care Associations to provide training and technical assistance to health centers. Visit the CHAMPS About Primary Care Associations webpage for more information.

ORGANIZATIONS WITH NATIONAL COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

All Underserved Populations
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)

Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander Communities
Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)

Capital Financing
Capital Link

Health Information Technology
Health Information Technology Training and Technical Assistance Center (HITEQ)

Individuals or Families Experiencing Homelessness
Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)
National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) People
National LGBT Health Education Center

Medical-Legal Partnership
National Center for Medical Legal Partnership (NCMLP)

Migrantory and Seasonal Agricultural Workers
Farmworker Justice (FWJ)
Health Outreach Partners (HOP)
MHP Salud
Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN)

National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH)

Older Adults
Equitable Care for Elders – Harvard University School of Dental Medicine
No website currently available; email for more information.

Oral Health
National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA)

Residents in Public Housing
Community Health Partners for Sustainability (CHPFS)
National Center for Health In Public Housing (NCHPH)

School-Aged Children
School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA)

Workforce
Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU)’s Star Center
Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC, Inc.)

For more information and tools to assist in meeting the needs of special population groups, visit the CHAMPS Special Populations webpage.

For a clearinghouse of information about migrant and seasonal farmworkers, visit the CHAMPS Migrant & Seasonal Farmworkers Resources webpage.

For information about addressing the needs of culturally diverse populations, visit the CHAMPS Cultural Competency webpage.