Community Health Ventures (CHV) is the business development affiliate of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). Founded by health center leadership in 2000, CHV helps our nation’s community health centers operate more efficiently by providing unique, health-center focused purchasing and business programs. By obtaining better products, pricing, contractual terms and services for community health centers, CHV creates practical solutions to the tremendous economic pressures facing today’s CHCs. The RCHN Community Health Foundation and NACHC share the objective of fostering the ability of CHCs to provide essential services to their patients in a cost-effective manner, and the Foundation has invested in CHV to enable it to expand the endeavors it undertakes for the benefit of CHCs.
CHV’s direct lines of business focus on effectively addressing critical health center needs for group-purchasing agreements, staffing solutions, lab services and more, and include:
Value in Purchasing (ViP), the only national group purchasing program endorsed by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), which negotiates group-purchasing agreements at preferred rates for medical, dental and office supplies, and for capital equipment. These agreements allow health centers to leverage their buying power, and create savings that can be reinvested to support health center operations;
Value in Staffing, the only national staffing program created under the direction of health center leadership to offer a variety of workforce solutions for recruitment of physician, dentist and mid-level clinicians in a time of tremendous patient growth. ViS is price competitive and provides health centers numerous choices based on the needs of each member.
Value in Lab, a collaboration between Laboratory Corporation of American (Lab Corp), the Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC) to offer extensive discounted lab services;
340BetterSM a pharmacy program that helps CHCs control the cost of medications that impact a pharmacy budget by contracting with pharmacy manufacturers for pricing below 340B
340Basics is a cost-effective, efficient, 340B virtual inventory software solution administrative service to meet health center and retail pharmacy contracting needs, offered in partnership with The Texas Association of Community Health Centers.
VIP Dental- the only national CHC dental pricing program endorsed by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). The program is powered by Benco Dental, the nation’s fastest growing full-service dental distributor.
Value in Benefits (VIB)- ViB will leverage the collective purchasing power of health centers to offer various benefit solutions and insurance products. CHV is currently piloting ViB with the intent of expanding the program.