Health Federation of Philadelphia awarded $910,000 to support expansion and continued operation of Health Center Controlled Network

Philadelphia, PA – On July 25, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded nearly $42 million in funding to 49 Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) throughout the country.  In total, the HHS funding will reach nearly 1,200 federally-funded health centers across all 50 states. Locally, through this grant, the Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) received $910,000 for 26 participating health centers throughout Pennsylvania in its HCCN.

Suzanne Cohen, HFP’s Senior Director of Population Health oversees the project and looks forward to continuing to support access to quality, affordable health care in Pennsylvania’s communities. “HFP is really excited to expand our Health Center Controlled Network to reach more Pennsylvania health centers with support on healthcare technology, data, and performance improvement,” shared Cohen. “We are honored to be part of the journey as health centers, a key part of the healthcare delivery system, continue to expand access to high quality health care for communities across the state,” she continued.

HFP’s HCCN project is a grant-funded program open to Federally Qualified Health Centers and look-alikes across Pennsylvania. The project focuses on patient-centered health care delivery and population health. HCCN optimizes health center use of information technology tools and supports quality improvement efforts such as data collection, management, analysis, and reporting. HFP’s HCCN data warehouse represents de-identified health services and outcomes data for over 500,000 health center patients in Pennsylvania. 

Health Center participants span from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and include:

Berks Community Health Center | Centerville Clinics Inc | ChesPenn Health Services | Community Health Net | Community Health and Dental Care | Community Health Clinic, Inc. | Cornerstone Care | Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc. | Esperanza Health Center | Greater Philadelphia Health Action | Keystone Rural Health Center | Keystone Rural Health Consortia | North Side Christian Health Center | Philadelphia FIGHT | City of Philadelphia Health Centers | Primary Health Network | Project H.O.M.E | Family Practice and Counseling Network | Scranton Primary Health Care Center, Inc. | Lancaster Health Center | Spectrum Health Services | River Valley Health and Dental Center | The Sayre Health Center | Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers | Welsh Mountain Health Centers

To learn more about HFP’s HCCN, visit:

About Health Federation of Philadelphia: The Health Federation of Philadelphia serves as a keystone supporting a network of Community Health Centers as well as the broader base of public and private-sector organizations that deliver health and human services to vulnerable populations. We promote community health by improving access to and quality of health care; by identifying, testing and implementing solutions to health disparities; and by providing training and technical assistance to help other organizations operate more efficiently and effectively.