50-years Welcome to the Community Health Center Alumni Association

Celebrating 50 Years

Community health centers began in 1965 amid the civil rights movement and President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” They began as a demonstration program under…

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Why join the CHCAA? Your free membership will allow you to:

  • Be informed about alumni-related events around the country,
  • Connect/reconnect with other alumni through a website and social media that are being developed,
  • Share your experiences and be inspired by others’ stories and experiences,
  • Be a part of a community that is working to strengthen community health centers and help ensure their future – together we can do it!

Alumni Spotlight

Jacki Leiffer, an attorney with the Washington, D.C., law firm Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP led the legal battle that eventually resulted in the block grants being enacted, but with a variety of conditions designed to protect community health centers. …read more.

Come Join Us!

Membership in the Community Health Center Alumni Association (CHCAA) is free and is open to anyone who has had a relationship with community health centers since they began 50 years ago – providers, staff, patients, donors, vendors and supporters such as government officials. Sign-up Today!

Wall of Fame

Donna Thompson was hired by the Access Community Health Network in 1995 to help turn the network around. Then known as Sinai Family Health, the network had nine sites centered in Chicago’s inner-city areas…read more.

Extraordinary People

Join us in celebrating these outstanding Patients, Physicians, Employees, Volunteers and Supporters of Community Health Centers throughout the nation!

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