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2022 Look-Alike Health Center Learning Collaborative

National Association of Community Health Centers
2022 Look-Alike Health Center Learning Collaborative | April – June 2022
Application Period: March 16 – March 30, 2022.

The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) is launching its second annual Look-Alike Health Center Learning Collaborative in Spring 2022. This fun, engaging Learning Collaborative provides leadership teams from 15-20 Look-Alike Health Center an opportunity to connect with peers and exchange tools, resources, and best practices on selected topics.

The Learning Collaborative will meet four times between April – June 2022. Each workshop will provide a deep-dive presentation on a topic relevant specifical to Look-Alike operations and finance. Faculty include staff from NACHC, HRSA/BPHC, in addition to leaders from other FQHC Look-Alike Health Centers from across the country.

Target Audience

  • Senior Leadership Teams from FQHC Look-Alike Health Centers, including (but not limited to): CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CMOs, Compliance Officers, Development Directors, etc.)
  • Each Look-Alike Health Center will meet 1 of the following criteria:
    • Have received their LAL status in the last 5 years;
    • Serve a small- or medium patient population (30k patients or less); OR
    • Have self-identified technical assistance needs in the areas of finance, grants management, Scope of Project determinations, or organizational readiness for 330-funded status.

Learning Objectives

  1. Create a venue for FQHC Look-Alike Health Center senior leadership teams to interact and dialogue with other LAL leaders;
  2. Describe practical solutions, tools, and strategies utilized by Look-Alike health centers to address the operational and financial challenges of running a Look-Alike; and
  3. Identify additional areas and issues for which Look-Alikes need further policy, funding, and training and technical assistance support.

 Participation Requirements

  1. Attend the four learning sessions (a minimum of one representative from each organization);
  2. Respond to workshop and Learning Collaborative evaluations; and
  3. Engage monthly in the Noddlepod Learning Community

2022 Look-Alike Learning Collaborative Workshop Schedule

  • Workshop #1: 2022 Look-Alike Learning Collaborative Kick-0ff
    • Tuesday April 19, 2022, 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET
  • Workshop #2: All Things Fiscal: Financial Sustainability, and Grants Management for Look-Alikes
    • Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Workshop #3: Operationalizing Your Scope of Project: Key Considerations for Look-Alikes
    • Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET
  • Workshop #4: Preparing for Future Success as a 330-Funded Health Center
    • Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET

Click here to apply (Deadline is March 30!): Please submit one application for your organization.

For more information, contact Ted Henson at

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 $6,625,000 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