Workforce Programs - Workforce programs develop, recruit, and retain primary care, oral health, and behavioral health providers for underserved communities.
Shortage Designations - Areas of need identified through coordination of the federal designation process for Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) and Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/P).HPSA designation may be done for geographic areas, population groups or facilities & is required for health care providers to apply for federal & state workforce programs. MUA/P is required for safety net sites to apply for Federally Qualified Health Center funding.
Free Clinics - The Charitable Healthcare Network, formerly known as The Ohio Association of Free Clinics (OAFC), receives funds from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to pay for the health care services to patients who lack the funds or insurance coverage to pay for vital health services and distributes these funds to free clinics around the state. These funds pay for primary health care services to any uninsured person at a free clinic who is in need of health care.