Mission Statement

To strengthen and advocate for Washington's Community Health Centers as they build healthcare access, innovation and value. 

History of the Association

The Washington Association of Community & Migrant Health Centers (WACMHC) is a non-profit organization formed in 1985 to advocate on behalf of the low-income, uninsured, and underserved populations of Washington State served by community health centers (CHCs). These health centers serve low income, homeless, seasonal and migrant farmworkers, immigrants and refugees, tribal communities and other persons with limited access to health care.

WACMHC is one of 52 State and Regional Primary Care Associations which provide T/TA directly and through collaborative partnerships to support health centers in providing comprehensive, high quality primary health care and improving the health of individuals and communities, consistent with the goals of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) National Quality Strategy. The Health Center Program currently funds nearly 1,400 health centers that operate more than 9,800 service delivery sites in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin. In 2015, health centers provided care to more than 24 million patients.

WACMHC provides programs and services to Washington’s 27 community health centers, migrant health centers, and urban Indian health programs. These health centers serve over 1,000,000 Washington residents with preventive and primary healthcare and enabling serves at over 250 clinic sites across the state.