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Welcome to 2022! Unsurprisingly, it feels a lot like 2021. A heartfelt “thank you” to all of you and your health center co-workers who soldier on during this pandemic. The work you’re doing is so important to the communities you serve, especially during this ongoing pandemic.

A Message from our Executive Director

Hello, Delta Purchasing Alliance (“DPA”) Members! I am excited to share with you all a bunch of new DPA-related information. We have new DPA contracts to share, new DPA members to tell you about, and an exciting announcement regarding the 2024 DPA Member Summit!

On the contracts front, the Delta Purchasing Alliance is pleased to announce a new contractual relationship with Propio Language Services. Propio provides access to on-demand audio, video, web conferencing, and telehealth interpretation services from experienced interpreters in seconds, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Later in this newsletter, you’ll find a link to the Propio announcement that shares our extremely competitive rate structure for all your patient interpretation/translation needs. 

You’ll also find updated information regarding ODP (formerly Office Depot/OfficeMax) in this newsletter. Many of our DPA health centers are saving significant money on their office supply spending through ODP. If your health center might be interested in an office supply savings analysis with ODP (or with our other DPA office supply partner, Staples), please reach out and let us know. We’d be happy to assist.

Finally, please take note of our 2024 DPA Member Summit scheduled for January 31-February 1, 2024 in New Orleans! If you’ve not attended a DPA Member Summit previously, you really should make plans to attend. The DPA Member Summit is an incredible opportunity to network with your peers working in community health center supply chain/procurement, learn about the latest DPA savings opportunities, connect with the DPA’s key vendor/supplier partners, and participate in educational sessions geared towards purchasing “best practices.” More details and links to registration and lodging are included in this newsletter. We hope to see all of you in New Orleans!

As always, if you have any questions for me or suggestions for the Delta Purchasing Alliance, please email me at

Don Daniel, Executive Director

Community Health Best Practices

New Delta Purchasing Alliance Savings Opportunity: Propio Language Services

The Delta Purchasing Alliance is excited to announce a new preferred pricing agreement with Propio Language Services. Download this explainer sheet from Propio detailing their technology, services, and experience working with healthcare industry clients. Most exciting, however, are the rates available to ALL members of the Delta Purchasing Alliance:

  • Spanish over-the-phone interpretation (OPI) $.45 per minute

  • All other languages OPI $.69 per minute

  • Spoken video remote interpretation (VRI) at $.69 per minute for all languages

  • Written Spanish Translation at $.13 per word

  • American Sign Language (ASL) $1.29 per minute

  • Free Equipment for qualified accounts

  • No set-up fees

  • No minimum usage requirements 

  • No extra 3rd party connection fees

If you’re interested in Propio and would like a demo or if you would like more information on the DPA preferred pricing agreement, please contact Don Daniel @

Delta Purchasing Alliance Supplier Spotlight: ODP Business Solutions

The Delta Purchasing Alliance is proud to partner with ODP Business Solutions (formerly Office Depot/OfficeMax) to bring DPA members highly competitive pricing on the broadest selection of office supplies and equipment. Please click on the link below to learn more about ODP’s program benefits for DPA members, including:

  • Free delivery on qualifying orders of $50 or more

  • Dedicated account manager to support your account

  • Best-in-class online reporting to help manage your program spend

  • Solutions to help you streamline your office supply, equipment, and technology spend

  • Quick and simple account setup

  • Ability to integrate with any third-party punchout ordering system that you may have

If your health center is interested in comparing your current office supply pricing to the pricing available under the DPA/ODP program, please contact Don Daniel @

Download the ODP Summary Flyer

2024 DPA Member Summit in New Orleans

The annual DPA Member Summit is a unique educational and networking event open to the DPA’s member health centers and our supplier partners. Those of you who attended our 2023 DPA Member Summit in Las Vegas were part of a great turnout with procurement and supply chain staff from 21 community health centers and seven vendor/supplier partners in attendance.

If you’ve not attended a DPA Member Summit previously, the Summit is a unique opportunity for community health center supply chain professionals (as well as CFOs, CEOs, and finance staff) to:

  • Hear about new and upcoming Delta Purchasing Alliance supplier contracts and future plans for the DPA;

  • Attend learning sessions with DPA supplier partners and gain insights into how to effectively maximize supplier savings;

  • Learn supply chain best practices from other DPA health center staff and healthcare supply chain industry professionals; and

  • Network with health center peers at our evening cocktail receptions both before and after the Summit’s educational sessions.

Check out our 2023 DPA Member Summit promo video!

We are excited to announce that the 2024 DPA Member Summit will take place January 31-February 1, 2024, in New Orleans, LA at the historic Bourbon Orleans Hotel! As the event gets closer, we will of course announce details regarding the program agenda, sponsors, and social events. But, for now, please block the dates on your calendars and, if you’d like, go ahead and register for the event. Click here for event registration information and additional details can be found at the link below.

Download the Save the Date flyer

Welcome Our Newest DPA Members

The DPA is excited to welcome several community health centers to our membership:

  • Family Health Centers of San Diego (San Diego, CA)

  • United Medical Centers (Eagle Pass, TX) 

  • Muskegon Family Care (Muskegon Heights, MI)

About Family Health Centers of San Diego
For 50 years, Family Health Centers of San Diego’s (FHCSD) mission has been to provide caring, affordable, high-quality health care and supportive services to everyone, with a special commitment to uninsured, low-income and medically underserved persons.

FHCSD is one of the nation’s ten largest FQHCs, operating 73 sites across San Diego County, including 23 primary care clinics, 20 behavioral health facilities, eight dental clinics, four vision clinics, three mobile medical units, two mobile counseling centers, two physical rehabilitation clinics, a pharmacy and an outpatient substance use treatment program to support services throughout San Diego County.

FHCSD staff provides care to over 227,000 patients each year, of whom 91% are low-income and 29% are uninsured. Learn more about FHCSD.

About United Medical Centers

United Medical Centers (UMC) is a federally qualified health center with a service area encompassing Kinney, Maverick, and Val Verde counties, which are located in Southwest Texas on the U.S./Mexico border. 

United Medical Centers maintains nine service sites and offers Pediatric, OB/GYN, ENT, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Podiatry and Dental Services. In addition,  UMC offers in-house services such as Laboratory, Pharmacy, Radiology, Social Services, Family Planning, and WIC. Learn more about UMC

About Muskegon Family Care

Muskegon Family Care aims to improve the overall health and wellness of their community by promoting the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of families through comprehensive healthcare and other essential services.

Muskegon Family Care values consist of the I.C.A.R.E. initiative.

Muskegon Family Care provides Innovation, within a Compassionate environment for all patients, providing them Access to the care they need. They treat all patients with great Respect, offering them Education opportunities that result in healthy outcomes.

Innovation, Compassion, Access, Respect, Education

Learn more about Muskegon Family Care.

Enroll Today!

Want to learn more about how the DPA can help save your health center money? To learn more about this special offer or to enroll, please contact: Don Daniel at:

Or, contact your Community Health Ventures representative:

Rod Peredo -
Alex Vactor -
Bob Piacine -


Phone: 1-888-299-0324