Washington, D.C. – The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) is proud to enter a new partnership with CHCollective, the only health center-owned and operated affiliate of Provista-Vizient, the largest healthcare group purchasing organization (GPO) in the U.S. The strategic health center support partnership will connect ACU’s members and network at large with crucial cost-saving opportunities to help them continue to provide—and enhance—their vital services for medically underserved communities.

“Funding uncertainties are a fact of life for health centers, and so are hard decisions: community health centers (CHCs) must continually innovate to overcome resource shortages to better meet the needs of their communities,” said Amanda Pears Kelly, ACU’s Executive Director. “To help our health center members and network meet these challenges and elevate their standard of care, ACU is excited to partner with CHCollective. Health center-originated and -owned, they have built an unrivalled reputation and understanding of the unique needs of our community over two decades of service.”

ACU’s strategic, multi-year alliance with CHCollective will allow its member organizations and our wider network to access top-tier vendor relationships and substantial cost savings. Exclusively serving CHCs and organizations that support them, CHCollective boasts an extensive contract portfolio featuring the deepest discounts on the widest range of supplies, equipment, products, and services through their affiliation with Provista-Vizient—the nation’s largest healthcare GPO.

“The CHCollective team is thrilled to embark on this partnership with the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, working collaboratively to uphold the critical care they provide in our communities,” said Danny Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer at CHCollective.

ACU will introduce its community to these opportunities through educational webinars, direct introductions, an exhibit at our 2024 Conference, Envisioning a More Equitable Future: Advancing Stakeholder-Centered Innovation, on Aug. 4-7 in Washington, D.C, and other opportunities and resources. For inquiries or to learn more about CHCollective and its offerings, contact info@chcollective.com.

About ACU

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) is a uniquely transdisciplinary membership association uniting clinicians, advocates, and organizations in the commitment to establishing a robust and diverse workforce to help transform communities to achieve health equity for all. Founded in 1996 by participants in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), ACU is the foremost advocate for the NHSC and leads advocacy, clinical, operational, and equity excellence and supports the healthcare workforce caring for America’s under-resourced populations. To learn more about ACU, visit www.clinicians.org.

About CHCollective

CHCollective is the national group purchasing program exclusively dedicated to serving America’s health centers. Through its partnership with Provista-Vizient, the nation’s largest healthcare group purchasing organization, CHCollective proudly offers the strongest contract portfolio of discounted supplies, equipment, products, and services available to community health centers (CHCs) across the country. CHCollective is owned and operated by CHCs and has a clear mission—to support health centers and their partner networks, including PCAs, HCCNs, and cooperative agreements. CHCollective is passionate about providing the necessary resources and cost-saving solutions to empower health centers to deliver exceptional care to our communities. To learn more about CHCollective, visit www.chcollective.com and follow CHCollective on LinkedIn, Facebook, and X.


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For inquiries or to learn more about CHCollective and its offerings, contact info@chcollective.com.

For questions about ACU’s partnership, please contact our Executive Director Amanda Pears Kelly.