Who We Are

Since 1988, 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. We are a non-profit membership association comprised of 13 community health centers and one migrant health program and are recognized as the trusted voice on healthcare, particularly concerning under-resourced populations. These organizations collectively support nearly 245,000 Iowans each year through over 810,000 patient visits

Our work focuses on our mission of enhancing community health centers’ capacity to care with a vision of equity for all. 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 drivers 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 care, 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.


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, 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

Enhancing community health centers' capacity to care.

Our Vision

Health equity for all.

Our Values


  • One Team: Celebrate Success Together, Learn from Failure Together
  • Willing to Embrace Change and Responsive to Each Other
  • We Can and Should Depend on Each Other
  • Share What You’re Working on & Ask Questions
  • Offer to Help, Offer to Learn, Offer Solutions to Problems


  • We Work for Health Centers, We Work with Each Other
  • Tell the Truth, Keep Your Word, Listen and Make it Better
  • Expect Excellence from Yourself and Others


  • Approach Every Interaction with Thoughts of Equity, Inclusion, and Humility
  • We Are One Organization, and We Are Many People
  • We Understand Our Differences and Are Better for It
  • Welcome Feedback of All Kinds. We Are All Learning Something


  • Always Understand the Problem Before Trying to Solve It
  • Nothing Should Be Done Without a Purpose
  • Unite Around Common Goals, Visions, and Strategies


  • We Seek Opportunities to Learn and Prepare for Future Challenges
  • Everyone is Responsible, Expected, and Empowered to Prepare Us for the Future
  • Train and Plan for What Comes Next and Who Comes After Us


  • We Empower Systems Change with a Lens of Excellent Healthcare, Health Equity, and Compassion
  • Our Health Centers Lead the Way; We Will Clear the Way
  • Adapt to Changing Circumstances and Improve Through Adversity