Health Center Controlled Network

For Health Centers in Pennsylvania, support is available to help your organization leverage health information technology and data to deliver high-quality, culturally competent, equitable and comprehensive primary health care, with a specific focus on improvements in: 

  • Clinical quality,
  • Patient-centered care, and
  • Provider and staff well-being.  

About the HCCN

The Health Federation of Philadelphia has been a HRSA-funded Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) since 2012, and offers more than a decade of experience in providing network-level and individualized technical assistance, training and support, and leveraging resources to meet the evolving needs of Federally Qualified Health Centers and Look-alikes in Pennsylvania.  Over the years, we have built an expert team that we deploy through live training sessions, at-the-elbow support for health center staff, peer-learning opportunities and the curation of key resources and materials.  We offer an extensive menu of technical assistance and support services focused on: 

  • Population Health Management, quality improvement, and value-based care, including Social Determinants of Health 
  • EHR workflows, optimization, and integration
  • Health Information Exchange
  • Digital Access and Health Equity
  • Privacy & Security, and
  • Other Digital Health tools

HCCN statistics



HFP HCCN Member Map


Our HCCN is made up of 30 FQHCs and 4 Federally Qualified Health Center Look-alikes. These health centers serve more than 665,000 patients – about 70% of the health center patient population in the state of Pennsylvania.

Benefits of Participation

When you join the HCCN, you will be able to leverage the HCCN team and our decades of combined experience in providing individualized technical assistance and support; participate in opportunities for networking and peer-learning both in small and large groups; and access a wealth of training opportunities, including live training sessions and curated, archived resources. 

Our partnership with HFP is worth its weight in gold.”


Medical Director, KRHC

Project Examples

  • Tailored consultation and TA focused on patient engagement tools, including remote monitoring programs and patient portals.   
  • Network-level and individualized support for UDS+.  
  • Targeted EHR consultation and support.
  • Implementation and optimization of population health management tools.
  • Health Information Exchange onboarding and optimization.
  • Convening of a Digital Literacy Learning Collaborative for staff responsible for digital access literacy support.
  • Support for achieving health equity recognition from NCQA.    
  • Privacy and Security support, including ensuring health centers have defined and implemented HIT privacy and security policies and procedures in place. 

“I don’t think CH-DC would be where we are without HFP’s help.” 


Clinical Administrator, CH-DC

Your Role

Through calls and meetings, participants work with a project team to create and work through a project plan specific to your health center.


For More Information Contact:

Suzanne Cohen, Senior Director of Population Health
215-567-8001 ext. 3026

This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $3,081,634 with 0% financed with nongovernmental sources.