A network of 14 safety-net clinics in the Portland-metro area.

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Mission of the Coalition of Community Health Clinics

The mission of the Coalition of Community Health Clinics is to improve healthcare for vulnerable populations residing in the Portland-metro area. We strengthen community clinics, promote health equity, and foster collaboration across the safety-net delivery system.

Strategic Planning Session 2013


The Coalition was formed in 1985 to foster collaboration among community based clinics and to support local efforts to meet the needs of medically underserved populations. Since then, the Coalition has grown tremendously in scope and membership.

Currently made up of fourteen clinics - both Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Community Sponsored Clinics (CSCs) - and a staff of nine full or part-time employees, the Coalition manages fundraising, shared programs, bulk purchasing, community outreach, and advocacy efforts on behalf of its members.

With the landscape of health care changing dramatically in Oregon, the Coalition will continue to change and progress as an organization.

We look forward to seeing what the future of health care transformation holds.

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