What is an HCCN?
According to Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) are uniquely positioned to help health centers improve quality of care and patient safety by using health information technology (HIT) to reduce costs and improve care coordination. They provide specialized training and technical assistance (T/TA) to take advantage of economies of scale, including:
- Group purchasing power
- Shared training
- Data analytics to support quality measurement and improvement
As an HCCN, we are able to support this additional network of CHCs with targeted activities, projects, and tools that are advancing their usage of healthcare technology.
HRSA announced the FY 2019 Health Center Controlled Network (HRSA-19-011) funding opportunity in October of 2018, with applications due at the end of January 2019. Following the application review, HRSA awarded $41,988,645 to 49 HCCNs.
Although the projects within each HCCN's Project Plan may be different, all awarded HCCNs must assist their Participating Health Centers with the following goals and objectives outlined by HRSA:
- Castle Family Health Centers, Inc - CA
- Community Action Agency of Columbiana County - OH
- Community Health & Emergency Services - IL
- Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton - OH
- Fairfield Community Health Center - OH
- HealthCare Connection - OH
- HOMETOWN Health Center - ME
- Jordan Valley Community Health Center - MO
- La Maestra Community Health Centers - CA
- Northeast Missouri Health Council, Inc. - MO
- Omni Family Health, Inc. - CA
- ONE Health Ohio - OH
- Peach Tree Health - CA
- Peak Vista - CO
- Primary Health Solutions - OH
- Redwood Coast Medical Services - CA
- Rocking Horse Community Health Center - OH
- Shawnee Mental Health Center - OH
- South of Market Health Center - CA
- Valley View Health Center - WA
- Waimanalo Health Center - HI
- Walnut Street Community Health Center - MD
- Wellspace Health - CA
- White Bird Clinic - OR
- Will County - IL
- Winton Hills Medical Center - OH
- Wood County - OH
Optimizing Health IT
Through one-on-one customized technical assistance, the graphs below depict the percentage of participating health centers (PHCs) who are leveraging, utilizing, or developing OSIS tools to improve workflows for a more efficient NextGen EHR utilization within the specified category. Updated as of October 2021.
OSIS HCCN Support
Chief Executive Officer
R.N., PCMH CCE, NCP
Manager of Consulting Services
HCCN Grant Program Director
Senior Operations Consultant
HCCN Grant Project Manager
2019-2021 Impact Video
Watch this video to learn how partnering with OSIS can help health centers enhance and optimize their Health IT.
This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $2,821,000 with 0.00 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The Contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.