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WPHCA Programs

Emergency Preparedness

WPHCA performs two main functions to facilitate emergency preparedness in Wisconsin Health Centers. The first function is to provide training and technical assistance in individual and group settings to Health Center staff with emergency management responsibilities. The second function is to act as a liaison between statewide emergency preparedness efforts and health center emergency preparedness teams.

Health Information Quality (HIQ) and Health Information Technology (HIT)

The WPHCA Health Information Quality (HIQ) program assists our member Health Centers with their clinical quality improvement initiatives by providing them with these resources:

The program is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)

As a member service and as part of a contract with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services WPHCA submits Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and Medically Underserved Area/Population (MUA/P) designation applications to the Federal Office of Shortage Designation. As part of this contract WPHCA is responsible for conducting physician and psychiatrist surveys needed to complete the applications. This is a valuable member service as communities interested in starting an FQHC must be located in an MUA/P. Health Centers located in a HPSA may receive a number of federal and state benefits including loan repayment for their providers. More information about HPSAs and MUA/Ps.

Patient Centered Medical Home

WPHCA provides technical assistance to Health Centers on achieving Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition primarily through coaching on systems-level quality improvement transformations.