The Georgia Association for Primary Health Care, Inc.

The Georgia Association for Primary Health Care, Inc. (GAPHC) is a membership organization for all Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in the state of Georgia. GAPHC is designated as the state Primary Care Association (PCA) by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. There are similar organizations representing every state in the nation. GAPHC represents all 28 HRSA/BPHC funded Georgia FQHC organizations. Collectively, these 28 organizations have 146 clinic sites in 86 counties in Georgia. The overall  mission of GAPHC is to improve and expand access to comprehensive primary healthcare services for all medically underserved Georgians and to support the continued development and expansion of community-based health center practice systems - FQHCs - throughout the state.

GAPHC was founded in 1977 and is a statewide organization located in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. GAPHC is active in the development and expansion of the FQHC system in Georgia.  The organization provides direction and leadership for  community development activities that are related to both the development of new start FQHC organizations, new access points for existing FQHC organizations and the general operations of these organizations. Additionally, GAPHC provides direct training and technical assistance to Georgia FQHCs on a variety of issues - fiscal,  management and board training - to name a few. With regard to Health Information Technology, GAPHC  serves as the lead and coordinating organization for  Electronic Health Records and Practice Management. This effort involves the management of a Central Data Center along with a 2nd backup/disaster recovery site that serve as the hub for all FQHC data. Currently all Georgia FQHC organizations have fully functional integrated EHR/PM systems.

Please contact Duane A. Kavka, Executive Director at for more information.