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
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Take CPCA Connected Community with you where ever you go! In the app, access all of your community discussions and Library resources, as well as search the Member Directory and Upcoming Events calendar. Install our MemberCentric app on your mobile devices, search for CPCA within the app, and login with your CPCA website credentials. Tap button above or watch installation video below.

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.

Behavioral Health Peer Network
Meets in person quarterly 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.

Clinic Emergency Preparedness Peer Network (CEPPN)
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.

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.

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

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.

Marketing & Development Peer Network
Shares information related to public relations, media outreach, marketing, development and fundraising efforts at CHCs. This is an opportunity to share and develop best practices in these areas and learn from each other in a variety of areas related to internal and external communications.

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.

Primary Care Peer Network
The primary care peer network (PCPN) is open to all CPCA member providers. The purpose of the peer network is to share information related to clinical best practices, strategies, protocols and the latest clinical operations. This is ultimately an opportunity to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and networking across all primary care services in the CHC space across California.

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.

Residency Peer Network
Provides a learning environment where residency directors and health center leaders can share successes and challenges, tools and resources to improve, expand or launch a teaching health center or other residency models; disseminate and discuss key policy and regulatory challenges that impact graduate medical education and residency models; and gauge trends on issues and solutions to be used to enhance the TA and programmatic offerings at CPCA.

Social Determinants of Health Peer Network
The Social Determinants of Health Peer Network (SDOHPN) meets quarterly online via webinar.

Statewide Quality Improvement Committee (SQIC) Peer Network
The SQIC Peer Network meets quarterly online via webinar. 

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

CPCA Peer Networks are 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 member, please contact Ginger Smith, Vice President of Member Relations at gsmith@cpca.org.