The Role of Peer Networks

CPCA Members have access to multiple peer forums providing networking and educational opportunities for community health center professionals. These peer networks use CPCA's Connected Community online platform to exchange valuable information, share best practices and templates, and provide feedback into state association activities, policies, and training programs.

If you are a CPCA Member and would like join a Peer Network or change your current participation, please click the button below to submit the request.

Current CPCA Member Peer Networks

Click here to view a detailed listing of all Peer Networks, Work Groups, and Task Forces.

340B Peer Network

Meets to discuss legislative efforts pertaining to 340B, addresses questions and research pertaining to compliance and shares 340B tools, expertise, and training resources.

Alternative Payment Methodology (APM) Peer Network (by invitation only)

Meets monthly to share implementation lessons learned across the state for the peer sharing between committed APM health centers.
*This group is distinct from the PPS Modernization Workgroup (PPS Mod WG) in that the audience is exclusively health centers in (or actively applying for) APM. Unlike the PPS Mod WG, it will be mostly operational and peer sharing. Lessons learned will be brought to the PPS Mod WG.

Behavioral Health Peer Network

Meets virtually each quarter to discuss significant developments within the industry, regulatory considerations, and best practices specific to behavioral health services.

Billing Managers Peer Network

Focuses on topics of interest to all Billing Managers and Supervisors. The Network shares ideas, concerns, current billing events, and best practices.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Peer Network

Convenes virtually each quarter to discuss the most pressing issues facing health centers.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Peer Network

Meets quarterly to exchange valuable information, share best practices, templates, and provide feedback into state association activities, policies, and training programs.

Compliance Officer Peer Network (COPN)

Educates members through peer review on the latest news and information from the world of compliance and regulatory governance. Our discussions will keep you up-to-date on the most pressing regulatory compliance issues while providing timely and informative updates on compliance trends.

Consortia Policy Group (CPG) (by invitation for Consortia policy staff)

Meets quarterly in a hybrid format and is comprised solely of the consortia policy staff and CPCA policy staff. The focus of the CPG is to share information, network, and to develop coordinated statewide strategies on local, state, and federal legislative and budget issues affecting CHCs.

Dental Directors Peer Network

Developed to bring dental directors and staff from CHCs and Indian health clinics across the state together to share and develop innovative strategies for community oral health and provide support to one another. Experts in the field of oral health present cutting edge strategies and CEUs are often available for attendance.

Emergency Management Peer Network

Committed to sharing resources and emergency response plans by bringing members together on a quarterly basis to discuss EP issues such as business continuity planning, drills, exercises, and preparedness training.

Health Information Technology Peer Network

The Health Information Technology group meets bi-monthly online via webinar.

Health Professions Education & Training (HP-ET) Peer Network

The HP-ET network focuses on training and education-related issues, including peer sharing and strategizing on partnerships to enhance CHCs.

HIV Prevention Peer Network

Provides a space where HIV prevention affiliated staff connect with fellow peers to raise questions, share best practices, and build supportive networks.

Human Resources Peer Network

Provides a place where HR staff can raise questions with their peers and share individual approaches to employee issues and best practices.

IPA/Clinically Integrated Networks Peer Network (by invitation only)

Focus on issues related to implementing state initiatives and provides opportunity for member feedback and peer sharing.

Justice Equity Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Peer Network

This network addresses issues to advance health equity to support CHCs' commitment to creating health equity in the community and includes sharing of resources and best practices.

Outreach & Enrollment Peer Network

Provides an ongoing opportunity for O&E staff to share struggles and successes, tools and resources, as well as receive statewide and federal updates from CPCA staff. The outreach and enrollment peer network is critical in empowering CHCs and their CECs so that they can better serve their patients in completing the enrollment process.

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Peer Network

This network focuses on the most pressing upstream factors impacting health center patients' livelihood.

Special Populations, Agricultural, Rural (SPAR) Peer Network

This network focuses on issues related to special populations such as health equity, including rural and agricultural specific issues. This group also discusses immigration-related issues.

Statewide Quality Improvement Committee (SQIC) Peer Network

This network helps inform issues related to implementing a quality improvement vision for CHCs in California.

Supporting Black Communities Peer Network (changed from a Workgroup)

This network helps inform members about CPCA's activities to address health inequities and social disparities that black communities are facing.

Connected Community

CPCA's online community provides the resources to help members connect, engage in important initiatives, take action, and share critical health center related information and best practices in real time.

Visit CPCA Connected Community

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View Connected Community Demonstration

During this demonstration, you'll gain an understanding of why we now offer this tool as a member benefit, hear how the platform is creating more value for members, and view a live demonstration of:

  • Daily digest emails
  • How to access the platform from the CPCA website
  • How to search for information, mark best answers, or bump your questions
  • How to edit your profile and account settings


If you have questions about becoming a CPCA member, please contact Elle Grant, Associate Director of Member Engagement, at

For information regarding sponsoring a Peer Network, please contact us via e-mail at