Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration
In 2011, the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC), Health Resources and Services Administration, awarded us a National Cooperative Agreement (NCA) to develop and deliver free training and technical assistance to health centers (FQHCs, FQHC look-alikes, and other health centers) across the country. We work in partnership with BPHC to develop and deliver programs and publications under the NCA.
The New England AIDS Education and Training Center
The New England AIDS Education and Training Center (NEAETC), established in 1988, is one of eleven Regional Education Centers and four National Centers, funded by Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) with Ryan White Part F dollars and sponsored regionally by Commonwealth Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. NEAETC partners with the Education Center on trainings and publications on LGBT cultural competency in health care settings and on STD and HIV prevention. NEAETC also offers educational resources on STI and HIV prevention and treatment.
The Sylvie Ratelle Prevention Training Center
The Ratelle Prevention Training Center (PTC), which is a project of the Division of STD Prevention, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, has partnered with us to develop regional trainings and publications on LGBT cultural competency in health care settings and on STD and HIV prevention. The Ratelle PTC also offers their own courses for health care providers in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of sexually transmitted diseases and the prevention of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
The goal of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health is to improve the overall health and well-being of transgender individuals by developing and implementing programs in response to community-identified needs. We include community perspectives by actively engaging a national advisory body (NAB) of 14 transgender identified leaders from throughout the country. The collective experience of our diverse and talented NAB assures that our programs address issues that are timely and relevant to the community.
The CoE convenes a bi-annual transgender health conference, provides primary care protocols for the care of transgender people, and numerous other educational resources and trainings.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation improves the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people by working to increase understanding and encourage the adoption of LGBT-inclusive policies and practices.The Health & Aging Program works to ensure that LGBT people receive optimal treatment in hospitals, clinics and elder care—times of vulnerability when respect and sensitivity are crucial. The HRC Foundation and Education Center are partners in the Healthcare Equality Index, which reports on LGBT equity and inclusion in healthcare facilities across the country, and in which the Education Center’s live and on-demand webinars serve as a source of training.
National Association of Community Health Centers
The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) provides member centers organizational and financial help and a common source for research, information, training and advocacy. It provides technical assistance to BPHC funded programs around federal program requirements, performance improvement, and program development and analysis. NACHC also is partnering directly with the National LGBT Health Education Center to develop educational tools and programs.
National Cooperative Agreements (Organized by topic area below)
Through its National Cooperative Agreement (NCA) program, The Bureau of Primary Health Care supports seventeen national organizations (including The Fenway Institute) to provide training and technical assistance to health centers and related programs. These organizations work with providers, policy makers, program administrators, states and communities to improve the health of underserved communities and vulnerable populations, referred to as “special populations.” Our Center works in collaboration with these NCAs to share resources and offer trainings.
Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islander Populations
Children in Schools
Clinician Recruitment and Retention
Extremely Low Income Individuals
Migratory and Seasonal Agricultural Populations
Residents of Public Housing