health resources and services administration

Why the HRSA Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN)?

The RCHC Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) supports health centers in three target areas that were prescribed by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and that align with current initiatives that the health centers have focus.

  • Enhance Patient and Provider Experience
  • Advance Interoperability
  • Use of Data to Enhance Value


What We Do

RCHC convenes peer groups for Medical Directors, Operations Leads, Electronic Health Records users, Quality Improvement and Data Leads to support the needs of our participating health centers and to offer a platform to share best practices and work on resolutions to issues and to provide aggregated data dashboards for the health centers.

RCHC works with the health centers to collaborate and help facilitate new services and contracts for Health Information Technology, Analytics Platforms, and Health Information Exchange.

RCHC provides technical assistance and trainings on relevant initiatives, i.e. use of analytics reports, roll out of Evidence Based Care tools (guidelines, protocols and clinical decision support tools), and topic specific sessions including areas within Patient Centered Medical Home, Coding, Health Information Technology and Health Coaching.

RCHC hosted a Symposium on the Future of Complex Care which incorporated PCMH, Meaningful Use, Health Information Technology and Coding for Complex Care in November 2017. Materials and shared promising practices from this event can be found on the Complex Care page of our website.

Who We Serve

We serve fifteen participating health centers and over 223,000 health center patients from nine counties:

Marin and San Francisco Counties: Coastal Health Alliance, Marin City Health and Wellness, and Ritter Center

Sonoma County: Alexander Valley Healthcare, Petaluma Health Center, Santa Rosa Community Health, Sonoma Valley Community Health Center, and West County Health Centers

Napa and Solano Counties: OLE Health

Yolo County: CommuniCare Health Centers and Winters Healthcare Foundation

Mendocino County: Anderson Valley Health Center and Long Valley Health Center

Placer, Sierra and Nevada Counties: Western Sierra Medical Clinic

Santa Clara County: Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H2QCS30258, Health Center Controlled Networks, for $1,950,000. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.”

Project Timeline

August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2022



Health Centers:

  • Alexander Valley Healthcare
  • Anderson Valley Health Center
  • CommuniCare Health Centers
  • Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley
  • Long Valley Health Center
  • Marin City Health and Wellness
  • Marin Community Clinics
  • OLE Health
  • Petaluma Health Center / Coastal Health Center
  • Ritter Center
  • Santa Rosa Community Health
  • Sonoma Valley Community Health Center
  • West County Health Centers
  • Western Sierra Medical Clinic
  • Winters Healthcare Foundation

Strategic Partners:

  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)


For more information, please contact Colleen Petersen.



Please refer to the RCHC Initiatives at for these programs:

  • Population Health
    • Data Analytics and Governance
    • Health Information Exchange
    • Evidence Based Care
    • Cervical Cancer Screening
    • Childhood Immunizations
    • Colorectal Cancer Screening
    • Diabetes Management
    • Hypertension Management
    • PHASE
    • Informatics
    • Peer Groups