NACHC Leadership Trainings Grad Network


NACHC provides leadership training for health centers’ administrative, financial and clinical leaders through small cohort, in-person trainings and executive-focused institutes. Through these learning opportunities, health center leaders gain a heightened strategic focus and a network of peers. NACHC supports these training cohorts on an ongoing basis by strengthening the peer networks and nurturing long-lasting professional relationships to assist individuals to navigate the uncertainties of the ever-changing healthcare environment. Those networks have been structured around training subject areas. However, leadership development need not be confined to technical expertise, as it is relevant across functional areas and applicable throughout the C-Suite and upper management levels across all health centers.
To expand upon the connections of the NACHC training cohorts, NACHC established the Leadership Trainings Graduate Network. Through this Network, NACHC provides formal opportunities for health center leaders who have participated in NACHC’s training series and leadership institutes to be part of a far-reaching, expanded national network. In the future, this network is expected to extend to graduates of similarly designed training institutes led by state primary care associations in partnership with colleges and universities.

The Leadership Trainings Graduate Network consists of five primary components:
  1. Inclusion in the Graduate Network Directory and the related online learning community.
  2. Access to periodic Leadership Refresher Trainings.
  3. Advisory input on leadership-focused Peer-to-Peer Session content development at NACHC Conferences.
  4. Opportunities to mentor young professionals / emerging leaders from the health center community and to be mentored by other health center leaders.
  5. Occasions to ‘informally meetup’ with fellow Graduate Network members to build connections.

How to Join the Network
  • If you have successfully completed one of NACHC’s Leadership Institutes (CEO Institute; CFO Institute) or at least two courses of the three-part Managing Ambulatory Health Care Training Series, then you are automatically a member of the Network! You have the opportunity to opt out if you choose.
  • If you completed a similar leadership training tailored to the needs of health centers, please contact the NACHC Training & Technical Assistance Department or Gerrard Jolly at or 301-347-0400 to determine your eligibility.
NACHC looks forward to continuing to engage with you and support your expanded learning network!

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit