Affordable Care Act (ACA) Nurse-Managed Health Clinics

To provide federal funding to support the development and operation of Nurse-Managed Health Clinics (NMHC) to: 1) improve access to primary health care, disease prevention and health promotion in medically underserved areas (including enhancements of outreach strategies); 2) enhance nursing practice
by increasing the number of structured clinical teaching sites for undergraduate and graduate nursing students; and 3) enhance electronic processes for establishing effective patient and workforce data collection systems.

Under this program, the focus would support the training and practice development site for nurse practitioners to build the capacity of primary care provider workforce.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.


Kami Cooper, Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9B-45, Rockville, MD.

Telephone: (301) 443-8842.
Website Address

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Awards may be used to support the operation of nurse managed centers, implement new technologies, training programs for nurse practitioner students and other students of other health related disciplines, and enhancement of patient care and accessibility.