The Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) is New York's Primary Care Association (PCA), a membership organization representing New York’s 70-plus Community Health Centers (CHCs). CHCs provide care for 1-in-9 New Yorkers at more than 800 locations across the state.
CHCs are a “one-stop shop” for health care, providing high quality primary and preventive care and support services to all New Yorkers, regardless of their immigration status, insurance coverage, or ability to pay. Each CHC has a Board of Directors comprised primarily of people who live in the communities they serve.
For almost 50 years, CHCANYS has represented a diverse membership, from the large metropolitan community health systems of New York City to the rural health centers of Upstate and Western New York, and everything in between.
CHCANYS provides training and technical assistance to New York’s CHCs in areas including clinical quality improvement, emergency management, data and technology, workforce development, and compliance and operations.
CHCANYS also supports CHCs through policy and advocacy work, strengthening and focusing health center voices at the local, state, and federal levels.
Every New York State community has primary care that encompasses all aspects of each patient’s health and well-being.
Champion community-centered primary care in New York State through leadership, advocacy, and support of Community Health Centers.