The Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers (AACHC) is the Primary Care Association (PCA) for the State of Arizona. All states have one designated PCA to advance the expansion of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and advocate for the health care interests of the medically underserved and uninsured.
AACHC, as a result, has many programs to assist member community health centers and the disadvantaged populations they serve. These programs vary from centralizing financial information and educational opportunities for members to peer networking committees for sharing of best practices.
John McDonald: Chief Executive Officer- AACHC and President and Chief Executive Officer- CVN
John C. McDonald is the Chief Executive Officer of the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers and President and Chief Executive Officer of Collaborative Ventures Network, both located in Phoenix, Arizona. John earned his M.S. with focus on Community Health. He also holds his Registered Nurse License in Arizona and is a Certified Professional in HealthCare Quality (CPHQ).
Mr. McDonald has a strong background in healthcare, holding a variety of healthcare roles before joining AACHC. His areas of focus have been nursing, physician practice management to include hospital integrated-delivery systems, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), and large IPAs. John is considered a quality and case management expert and has significant experience with electronic medical record conversions and implementation. John has published numerous articles on quality, disease management, case management, and has served on the editorial boards for many medical journals and publications.
Other highlights in John’s career include administrator positions with hospitals to include John C. Lincoln Physician Network, Maricopa Integrated Health Systems (MIHS), Baptist and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.