Our Mission

About Us

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The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved is a uniquely transdisciplinary membership organization striving to establish a robust and diverse workforce to help transform communities to achieve health equity for all. To support clinicians and organizations caring for medically underserved communities, we provide professional education, training and technical assistance, clinical tools, and more. Learn more about what we do.


ACU leads advocacy, clinical, operational and equity excellence to develop and support clinicians and the healthcare workforce caring for America’s underserved communities. Learn about our strategic priorities.


ACU’s membership network began in 1996, founded by participants and alumni of the National Health Service Corps, and in decades since, we have expanded to become a national voice and resource not only to the NHSC but also to the broader healthcare workforce. Today, ACU unites primary care associations, state health departments, and other organizations in nearly every U.S. state. Learn about our 26-year history.

The Health Care Team

ACU encompasses a broad range of health professionals serving diverse patient populations in widely varying practice settings and geographic areas. ACU’s definition of comprehensive health care includes medical, integrative, oral, behavioral, vision, pharmaceutical, and other services. ACU believes in transdisciplinary care — a holistic approach to patient assessment and treatment through a highly collaborative team of health care professionals and community organizations.