About Us

The Iowa Primary Care Association (Iowa PCA) has provided technical assistance and training to Iowa’s community health centers to support their ongoing commitment to provide quality, affordable primary and preventive health care to meet community needs since 1988.

The Iowa PCA is a non-profit membership association comprised of 13 community health centers and one migrant health program and is recognized as the trusted voice on healthcare, particularly concerning vulnerable populations. These organizations collectively serve more than 216,000 Iowans each year through almost 780,000 patient visits. Learn more about Iowa’s community health centers.

Data & Systems

As a leader in the health care community, we are developing innovative approaches to ensure high quality care is delivered in a cost-effective manner. Additionally, we focus on the social determinants that affect our patients’ overall health such as lack of transportation, food insecurity, housing, etc. We are building a health system that will lead to a healthier Iowa though expanded access in rural and urban areas, workforce recruitment and retention, increased health coverage, and patient directed care that ensures the right care is provided at the right place and the right time.

Training & Technical Assistance

The Iowa PCA is committed to providing leadership and assistance to Iowa’s community health centers in numerous ways including: clinical quality, performance improvement, oral health, routine screening, special populations, communications, outreach and enrollment, policy and advocacy, billing and finance, and much more. Get to know our staff.

Policy & Advocacy

Our staff plays a vital role in educating our federal, state, and local policy makers about community health centers and our role in reducing health care costs, providing access to underserved populations, and our innovative approach to providing care for the entire person. See our past Legislative Agendas & Reports.


The Iowa PCA also manages two sister companies, profiled below, and manages the Iowa Association of Rural Health Clinics.


InConcertcare LogoThrough our sister company, INConcertCare, health centers receive assistance around health information technology. By using data analytics and population health management, health centers are coordinating resources and analyzing data to build stronger partnerships with payors and other organizations to help eliminate fragmented care.


iowahealthplus logoOur second sister company, IowaHealth+, is an integrated primary care network of 11 member health centers and the Iowa PCA. This statewide network of health centers is demonstrating how primary care clinics can improve patient outcomes while reducing costs. With values rooted in patient engagement and empowerment, IowaHealth+ is a national leader in healthcare reform. Learn more about IowaHealth+.

Learn more about the organizational alignment of our three companies to better serve Iowa’s health centers.

Guiding the work of the Iowa PCA is our Board of Directors.

Our Board of Directors is comprised of Chief Executive Officers and Executive Directors of Iowa’s community health centers and provides direction to work of the Iowa PCA to ensure we are achieving our mission. View a list of our board members.

Together with our member health centers, we are ensuring health care access for all Iowans.

Our Mission

To provide leadership by promoting, supporting, and developing quality health care for underserved populations in Iowa.

Our Vision

Support a strong system of care so that all people in Iowa have access to a quality health home.

Our Values

A culture of open communication that utilizes our team members’ gifts and talents to promote internal and external communication.

Responsible management of organizational and funding resources with the best interest of our patients, partners and the organization in mind. Adherence to policy and direction of our funders and board members.

Unwavering dedication to the diverse populations we serve. Dedicated to the PCA’s mission, vision and values.

Forward Thinking
Understanding the world in which we operate while encouraging and applying innovative ideas to successfully adapt to, and succeed in, an evolving health care environment.

Fostering an environment in which hard work and dedication is celebrated.

Building a foundation of quality based upon reliability and trust. Sustaining a reputation for excellence, tenacity and dependability.