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Health Center Board Roles and Responsibilities

Health Center Board Roles and Responsibilities


This virtual training is designed for new health center board members. The session provides an introduction to the three major categories of board roles: Strategy, Oversight and Policy, and Board Functioning. Additionally, the training will discuss individual board member duties and introduce some fundamentals related to meetings, committees, and board culture.

Please note that this program includes interactive components including breakout discussion groups; please consider registering only if you will be able to participate in the live session.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, the participants will be able to:

  • Outline the three major categories of board roles
  • Articulate an individual board member’s duties
  • Describe some components of effective board functioning


  • Alecia Cyprian, CEO, Southeast Community Health Systems
  • Emily Heard, Director, Health Center Governance Training, NACHC
  • Deborah Morrison, Health Center Board Chair
  • Avni Shridharani, President, Community Health Strategies

Please note that given the program design, a recording of the training will not be made available for viewing. 

Not able to make the training? NACHC has over 50 tools and resources to support board learning. Learn about board roles in our Health Center Board Roles video, 2-pager about Health Center Board Roles, and Governance Guide for Health Center Boards.  

This program was 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  


Jan 16 2024


Eastern Time (ET)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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