Georgia Primary Care Association

Since 1977, Georgia Primary Care Association (GPCA) has been a membership organization for all Georgia Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). In the state of Georgia, GPCA is designated as both the state Primary Care Association (PCA) and the Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) under cooperative agreements with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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SORH features FQHC video with GPCA

On April 14, the State Office of Rural Health’s “SOHR 101” series featured a video on Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in Georgia. Duane Kavka, Executive Director for the Georgia Primary Care Association spoke on the important work of the agency, which has been a membership organization for all Georgia FQHCs since 1977.

2023 GPCA Workforce Conference

Our 2-day event offers educational sessions and networking opportunities for health center staff involved in Workforce, HR, Clinical, and Administrative duties. This year’s conference focuses on workforce resiliency, behavioral health integration, temporary provider privileging, workplace culture and diversity, marketing communications, and how to engage and retain clinicians and staff.

GPCA is excited to host a Residency Job Fair with regional medical schools on Saturday, April 29, at the Hotel at Avalon in Alpharetta, GA. This is an opportunity for your health center to interact with residents and graduating students interested in employment.


GPCA Residency Job Fair

Did you know that Federally Qualified Health Centers offer guaranteed loan repayment options to medical residents and graduating students?

GPCA will be hosting a Residency Job Fair, Saturday, April 29, from 9 am – 12 pm EST at the Hotel at Avalon in Alpharetta, GA. We expect over 25 exhibitors representing Georgia Health Centers to be ready to interact with your medical residents. This job fair is completely free of charge to medical residents and graduate students. Sign up now!

Governor Kemp submits his updated budget recommendations to include healthcare


On Jan. 13, Governor Kemp released a budget report that detailed his recommended changes to the current budget (known as AFY23 or the amended budget) and proposals for the FY24 budget (known as the “big budget”, which begins July 1, 2023). The Governor’s FY24 budget recommendations included funding for the Pathways to Coverage program (aka “Pathways”). The Pathways program is a partial Medicaid expansion that will likely begin this July.

HHS Poverty Guidelines for 2023

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) published an updated 2023 household income data that determines eligibility for Medicaid and a number of other Federal programs.

Georgia Affordable Care Act enrollment soars

A record number of Georgians – over 846,000 – signed up for health insurance for 2023 under the Affordable Care Act during the latest open enrollment period, which ended on January 15. That’s about 8% of the state’s population, and at least 145,000 more than signed up for the program last year. Georgia residents can find out more about the Healthcare Marketplace Enrollment at 844-442-7421.

Public Health Emergency (PHE) Unwinding Materials from CMS

CMS released a new set of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) Unwinding FAQs and another state resource with background information on ex parte renewal requirements and considerations.

Help Spread the Message about Flu Vaccines

There are early signs that this upcoming flu season in the U.S. could be severe, according to recent CDC data. Flu hospitalizations are on the rise, and they are higher than usual at this time in the season. Flu is one of several respiratory illnesses circulating, including RSV and COVID-19.

We encourage health centers to spread the word about the importance of getting the flu vaccine in your community. Visit GetMyFluShot.org for Flu Vaccination campaign toolkits.