If you are a CPCA Member and would like to be added to a Peer Network, please email Glenna Davido at gdavido@cpca.org

ROLE: CPCA Members have access to multiple peer forums providing networking and educational opportunities for community health center professionals. These peer networks provide an opportunity to exchange valuable information, share best practice and templates, and provide feedback into state association activities, policies, and training programs.

CPCA Connected Community

CPCA's online community provides the resources to help members connect, engage in important initiatives, take action, and share critical health center related information and best practices in real time.
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Why Connected Community

View Connected Community Demonstration

CPCA staff walk you through a basic overview of Connected Communities, a peer learning platform designed to offer networking and information sharing across the health center industry. During this demonstration, you'll gain an understanding of why we now offer this tool as a member benefit, hear how the platform is creating more value for members, and view a live demonstration of:

  • Daily digest emails
  • How to access the platform from the CPCA website
  • How to search for information, mark best answers, or how to bump your questions
  • How to edit your profile and account settings

Current CPCA Member Peer Networks

340B Peer Network

Meets to discuss legislative efforts pertaining to 340B, addresses questions and research pertaining to compliance and shares 340B tools, expertise, and training resources.

Alternative Payment Methodology (APM) Peer Network (by invitation only)

Meets monthly to share implementation lessons learned across the state for the peer sharing between committed APM health centers.
*This group is distinct from the PPS Modernization Workgroup (PPS Mod WG) in that the audience is exclusively health centers in (or actively applying for) APM. Unlike the PPS Mod WG, it will be mostly operational and peer sharing. Lessons learned will be brought to the PPS Mod WG.

Behavioral Health Peer Network

Meets virtually each quarter to discuss significant developments within the industry, regulatory considerations, and best practices specific to behavioral health services.

Billing Managers Peer Network

Focuses on topics of interest to all Billing Managers and Supervisors. The Network shares ideas, concerns, current billing events, and best practices.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Peer Network

Convenes virtually each quarter to discuss the most pressing issues facing health centers.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Peer Network

Meets quarterly to exchange valuable information, share best practices, templates, and provide feedback into state association activities, policies, and training programs.

Compliance Officer Peer Network (COPN)

Educates members through peer review on the latest news and information from the world of compliance and regulatory governance. Our discussions will keep you up-to-date on the most pressing regulatory compliance issues while providing timely and informative updates on compliance trends.

Consortia Policy Group (CPG)

Meets quarterly in-person and is comprised of the consortia policy staff and CPCA policy staff. The focus of the CPG is to share information, network, and to develop coordinated statewide strategies on local, state, and federal legislative and budget issues affecting CHCs. CPCA hosts two retreats for the CPG and four in-person meetings per year.

Dental Directors Peer Network

Developed to bring dental directors and staff from CHCs and Indian health clinics across the state together to share and develop innovative strategies for community oral health and provide support to one another. Experts in the field of oral health present cutting edge strategies and CEUs are often available for attendance.

Emergency Management Peer Network (formerly Clinic Emergency Preparedness PN)

Committed to sharing resources and emergency response plans by bringing members together on a quarterly basis to discuss EP issues such as business continuity planning, drills, exercises, and preparedness training.

Health Information Technology Peer Network

The Health Information Technology group meets bi-monthly online via webinar.

Health Professions Education & Training (HPET) Peer Network

The HPET network focuses on training and education-related issues, including peer sharing and strategizing on partnerships to enhance CHCs.

HIV Prevention Peer Network

Provides a space where HIV prevention affiliated staff connect with fellow peers to raise questions, share best practices, and build supportive networks.

Human Resources Peer Network

Provides a place where HR staff can raise questions with their peers and share individual approaches to employee issues and best practices.

Immigration Peer Network

Provides a platform where members can exchange resources and thoughts on how to address patient and health center concerns regarding immigration.

IPA/Clinically Integrated Networks Peer Network (by invitation only)

Focus on issues related to implementing state initiatives and provides opportunity for member feedback and peer sharing.

Justice Equity Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Peer Network

This network addresses issues to advance health equity to support CHCs' commitment to creating health equity in the community and includes sharing of resources and best practices.

Outreach & Enrollment Peer Network

Provides an ongoing opportunity for O&E staff to share struggles and successes, tools and resources, as well as receive statewide and federal updates from CPCA staff. The outreach and enrollment peer network is critical in empowering CHCs and their CECs so that they can better serve their patients in completing the enrollment process.

Public Affairs Peer Network

Provides a forum for staff at health centers and consortia who focus on public affairs (advocacy, government relations, community relations) to share best practices, network, and support the growth and development of an advocacy infrastructure within all health centers.

Social Determinants of Health Peer Network

This network focuses on the most pressing upstream factors impacting health center patients' livelihood.

Special Populations, Agricultural, Rural Peer Network

This network focuses on issues related to special populations such as health equity, including rural and agricultural specific issues.

Statewide Quality Improvement Committee (SQIC) Peer Network

This network helps inform issues related to implementing a quality improvement vision for CHCs in California.

Interested in Becoming an official sponsor of a CPCA Peer Network?

CPCA Peer Networks are member-led (with support from CPCA staff), highly effective, regularly hosted venues for individuals within CPCA’s membership to discuss common issues specific to their roles within their organizations. Meeting regularly in-person or online, frequent e-marketing is sent to these groups with targeted updates relevant to their focused interests.

For more information regarding sponsoring a Peer Network or any other sponsorship opportunities, please contact us via e-mail at sponsor@cpca.org.

If you have questions about becoming a CPCA member, please contact Elle Grant, Associate Director of Member Engagement, at egrant@cpca.org.