The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) guidance for PCA cooperative agreements requires Primary Care Associations (PCAs) to develop strategies for addressing the unique health needs and barriers to care for Special Populations in the state/region including identifying a Special Populations Point of Contact. The targeted areas of special populations required by HRSA include: Seasonal and migrant farm workers, homeless populations, and individuals in public housing. NCQA PCMH requires that CHCs address needs of vulnerable populations as part of a quality improvement plan. MPHCA provides special populations assistance by establishing and maintaining relationships with state and national organizations representing these patients.Click on the links below to learn more about these special populations.
- Outline of Special Populations from HRSA
- Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers
- Individuals and Families Experiencing Homelessness
- Those Living in Public Housing
- Veterans Health Administration-Office of Rural Health
- Health Care for Rural Veterans- The Example of Federally Qualified Health Centers
- Making the Connection between Veterans and Health Centers (NACHC)
- Veterans and Community Health Centers (NACHC)
- Department of Labor- Veterans Fact Sheet
- Serving the LGBT Population
- Serving School-Aged Children
For more information, please contact Joseph Grice, Director of Technical Assistance & Training firstname.lastname@example.org or 601-981-1817.