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To improve the health of America’s underserved populations and to enhance the development and support of the clinicians who serve them.

ACU is a uniquely transdisciplinary membership network uniting clinicians, advocates, and organizations in the shared mission to improve health equity for the underserved. We provide professional education, training, technical assistance, and clinical tools and programs to thousands of clinicians and organizations every year.


We are the leading voice for the National Health Service Corps and a vital advocate for millions of patients living in underserved communities.


The ACU works to achieve health equity for the underserved through professional education, training, TA, clinical tools, and more.


We work to build and sustain a robust health center workforce with resources, trainings, and technical assistance for health centers, PCAs, and more.


ACU’s mission is two-fold: to improve the health of underserved communities and to develop and support those clinicians who choose to serve them.


ACU supports clinicians and improving health care for the underserved by raising the quality of care, expanding access to care, and developing culturally competent and adequately resourced health care workforce.


ACU focuses on that mission through the recruitment and retention of clinicians into medically underserved areas across the country.

our vision and our Dedication to our members

Leading advocacy, clinical, operational and equity excellence in caring for the underserved.

Our membership includes individuals representing 18 professional disciplines as well as community clinics, health care organizations and professional societies.

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Joining the ACU gives you access not only to a transdisciplinary community of health care professionals, advocates, and organizations, but also to crucial benefits including information, education, and tools to support your practice and advocacy for the underserved.

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Help us protect the National Health Service Corps and work toward an inclusive, accessible, and equitable health care system.

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