About the Organization
Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) is a leader in building a healthy society in which all residents have convenient and affordable access to quality health care. Its mission is to promote, support, and develop comprehensive, accessible, and affordable community-based primary health care services to everyone Michigan.
For over 35 years MPCA has been the voice for Health Centers and other community-based providers in Michigan. It got its beginnings in the late 1970s as a networking organization of Health Centers and stakeholders interested in fostering primary care in rural underserved communities across the state. With the realization that urban communities also had great health care needs, the Association quickly broadened to include urban Michigan communities.
Today 42 Health Center organizations provide quality, affordable, comprehensive primary and preventive health care for more than 615,000 Michigan residents at over 250 sites located in both rural and urban communities across the state. Here are a few benefits to working in a health center:
Eligible for National Health Service Corp (NHSC) Scholar, Nurse Corps and Loan Repayment Programs
Eligible for Michigan State Loan Repayment Programs
Located in or serve medically underserved areas or populations
Provide comprehensive primary health care services as well as support services (e.g. education, translation, transportation) that promote access to health care
Provide services regardless of ability to pay
Meet strict performance and accountability requirements regarding administrative, clinical, and financial operations as established by the federal government