The Pacific Islands Primary Care Association (PIPCA) was established to promote and support quality primary health care in the US-affiliated Pacific Island jurisdictions - American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), and Republic of Palau.
PIPCA serves to promote a multi-disciplinary venue for practioners of primary and preventative health care to work together to foster appropriate health systems of primary care in the Pacific Island Jurisdictions. The Association also works to support practitioners--be they clinicians, managers or paraprofessionals--engaged in day-to-day work of providing primary health care to their communities.
Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the State of Hawaii, PIPCA is governed by a fourteen member Board of Directors, each member representing one of the following community health centers or professional associations:
- American Pacific Nursing Leaders’ Council
- American Samoa Community Health Center, Pago Pago, American Samoa
- Ebeye Community Health Center, Ebeye, Republic of the Marshall Islands
- Kagman Community Health Center, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands
- Kosrae Community Health Center, Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia
- Northern & Southern Regional Community Health Centers, Guam
- Northern Pacific Environmental Health Association
- Pacific Behavioral Health Collaborating Council
- Pacific Basin Dental Association
- Pacific Basin Medical Association
- Pacific Islands Health Officers Association
- Palau Community Health Center, Koror, Republic of Palau
- Pohnpei Community Health Center, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
- Wa‘ab Community Health Center, Yap, Federated States of Micronesia
The four goals of PIPCA are:
- Expansion of Primary Care. To expand and improve primary care systems specific to local needs.
- Advocacy. To advocate for local and regional health care issues to expand and improve integrated systems of care.
- Capacity Building and Sustainability. To appropriately build and sustain local and regional capacity.
- Networking and Collaboration. To develop and support a system for collaborating and networking.
For more informaiton contact:
Clifford Chang, MPH, CHES; Executive Director
737 Bishop Street Suite 2075
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 537-5855