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The Michigan Primary Care Association formed in 1978 as the Michigan Association of Rural Health Care (MARHC), a networking organization of health centers and stakeholders interested in fostering primary care in rural underserved communities across the state. With the realization that urban communities also had great health care needs, the association broadened its scope to include urban Michigan communities as well. To better reflect this broadened scope, MARHC changed its name to Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA), which incorporated in 1981.


Today, 45 health center organizations provide quality, affordable, comprehensive primary and preventive health care for more than 680,000 Michigan residents at more than 300 sites located in both rural and urban communities across the state.


MPCA Mission

To advocate for and enhance comprehensive, accessible, innovative, and affordable community-based health services while influencing and advancing health policy at the state and national level.


MPCA Vision

With a focus on strategic partnerships and data-driven outcomes, MPCA will be a trusted leader, collaborator, and advocate for the success of its members.

MPCA Corporate Values

  • Patients come first in all decision making
  • Member support is critical to the success of all endeavors
  • Collaboration among members and other organizations aligns goals to the same ends
  • Information is shared among the membership, collaborating organizations, and agencies
  • Innovation and continuous improvements in the workplace are crucial to maintaining responsiveness and utility to clients.

2017-2019 Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan is simple — deliver on these seven important goals:

  • Lead the change in payment reform
  • Support members in diversifying revenue streams
  • Fortify and expand legislative relationships
  • Refresh the MPCA brand
  • Reinforce and re-engineer governance structure
  • Enhance member satisfaction and communications
  • Showcase primary care and community health center expertise

You can learn more by viewing our full plan here



MPCA offers three classes of membership—active, associate, and student. See the Organizational Member Types webpage for more information.


More Information

MPCA Fact Sheet
Health Center Fact Sheet
2017-18 Directory: Michigan Health Centers & MPCA Members


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