Who We Are
In 2016, leaders from nine Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts formed Community Care Cooperative (C3) as the first organization of its kind. Our inception was in response to the redesigned Medicaid program, in which health centers needed a strong united voice to represent them on a large scale. C3 is the only Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in Massachusetts founded and governed by FQHCs and the largest FQHC-owned organization in the country.
Since then, we have grown nationally, expanding our contracts and work to devote our services to FQHCs throughout the country. We believe that our model of uniting FQHCs will advance primary care, improve finance performance, advance racial justice, and provide FQHCs with the tools and services to remain competitive in the ever-changing market landscape.
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We believe in the power of community-based care and the power of health centers to provide that care. We apply advanced data and population health management techniques to keep people healthy. Within our vision of transforming the health of underserved communities, we aim to improve the health and wellness of the people we serve and understand all factors that contribute to their health.
That’s why we believe our mission can help change lives.
Great health is our primary purpose.
The core of our work is the design and implementation of strategies that advance integrated and coordinated community-based care. We support FQHCs in this goal through our wide range of services:
- Accountable Care Organization participating in MassHealth Medicaid and Medicare ACO REACH
- Pharmacy services including 340b pharmacy conversion support and establishing/reestablishing on-site health center pharmacies
- Technology services with speciality focus on implementing the best-in-class Epic Electronic Health Record
- Telehealth integration into primary care with a comprehensive playbook
- Consulting services
- Other shared services including risk coding, project management, and more
Our proven approach works as a model of best-in-class patient care and a savvy business strategy. We achieved this efficiency through supporting advanced and holistic primary care at their health centers, as well as providing training, IT, quality, and practice improvement programs and strengthening relationships with patients and their communities.
We Are C3
Our leadership team brings vast experience in the areas of managed care, delivery systems, health insurance, Accountable Care Organizations, quality, public policy, and public health. Our innovative, multi-disciplinary team is uniquely positioned to advance comprehensive primary care strategies and integrated delivery systems to better serve our complex populations and FQHCs.
FQHCs exist to serve under-resourced and low income populations, which is why health equity and racial justice are at the heart of everything we do. We understand the distinct and diverse needs of our communities and are invested in their wellbeing and growth. Within our Board of Directors’ resolution outlining our commitments, we hold ourselves accountable to serving ethnically diverse patient populations in both urban and rural regions. To do so, we focus on addressing physical, behavioral, and social health and pursue health equity in care through our variety of programs and initiatives.
Community Technology Cooperative (CTC) was formed to help Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) improve health and equity for under-resourced communities through technology. Composed of FQHCs throughout Massachusetts, CTC is focused on transitioning our existing Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems to Epic.
Founded in March 2020 by Community Care Cooperative and the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, the FQHC Telehealth Consortium helps health centers across Massachusetts pivot to sustainable models of telehealth, integrate them into their primary and behavioral care practices, and ensure financial viability.
Community Care Cooperative (C3) is a new, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, Accountable Care Organization (ACO) governed by FQHCs. Our mission is to leverage the collective strengths of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) to improve the health and wellness of the people we serve.