Board Member Boot Camp
Sunday, March 14, 2021
Early Bird Registration Ends February 22nd!
Health centers operate in a changing and increasingly complex health care environment. It is important that health center board members understand the role of the board and their responsibilities as board members. Board Member Boot Camp starts with a review of board roles and responsibilities and an overview of the legal duties of board members. This virtual offering also provides a deep dive into several areas of responsibility including quality oversight and financial oversight, and an introduction to advocacy for board members. Participants will also gain an understanding of where to access additional resources about health center board roles.
Who Should Attend?
Board Member Boot Camp is designed for new health center board members or health center board members that want a refresher about board roles.
Please note this program does not go into detail about co-applicant board roles or governance structures for public agencies, such as county or city health departments and universities, among others, that may receive grant funding under the Health Center Program.*
All times are Eastern
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Overview of Health Center Board Roles & Legal Duties of Board Members
Boards of directors play a vital role in the overall success and sustainability of health centers. This segment will review the roles and responsibilities of the board. It will also include discussion of the legal duties of board members and the importance of the board-CEO partnership. This section will include some discussion of the board’s oversight of the Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program.
12:30 – 1:00 pm Break
1:00 – 2:00 pm The Fundamentals of Board Quality Oversight
Providing quality health care services is central to the mission of health centers. The governing board has a critical role in providing oversight of the quality assurance and quality improvement program. This segment defines quality and discusses the board’s oversight role related to quality.
2:00 – 2:20 pm Break
2:20 – 3:30 pm The Fundamentals of Board Financial Oversight
The board is responsible for safeguarding the organization’s assets. This segment covers the establishment of financial priorities for the health center, budget approval, internal control policies and procedures, long-range planning, financial statements, and the audit.
3:30 – 3:50 pm Break
3:50 – 4:30 pm Introduction to Board Member Advocacy & Boot Camp Wrap Up
This segment will begin with an introduction to advocacy for board members. It will also include a brief wrap up of the program overall. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on items they will take back to their boards or implement to make themselves a more effective board member.
Members: $225 on/before February 22 / $275 after February 22
Non-Members: $450 on/before February 22 / $550 after February 22
* For information on public center governance, please refer to the Public Centers Monograph.
** Initial schedule as of January 4, 2021. Subject to change.