Health Center Growth and Development

Whether you’re just starting a health center, or looking to expand the size and services of an existing center, the National Association of Community Health Centers is here to help. Through our Health Center Growth & Development (HCG&D) program, you can find resources to support the application and readiness process, regional and national training opportunities, and technical assistance.

This website contains resources to help you develop or strengthen governance structure, clinical services, administration, and finance. In addition, we provide information important to health centers regarding federal grant requirements and legislation.

If you can’t find what you need here, or need more information, contact Ted Henson, Director, Health Center Performance and Innovation at 301-347-0474.

Upcoming Training Events

Register Now: 2020 Starting With offering CEUs



Now approved for 12.5 Continuing Ed credits!

2020 Starting with Success:
Building and Enhancing Your Health Center
January 14 – 15 | Long Beach, CA
Early registration deadline:  December 23
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This 2-day, “Health Center 101” training provides an in-depth look at the fundamentals of running a high-performing Health Center. As an attendee, you receive an overview of the Health Center Program, the statutory and regulatory requirements stemming from Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act, and the Health Center Program Compliance Manual and Site Visit Protocol, up to 12.5 continuing education credits and more!

Presented by NACHC in partnership with the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC).

Starting with Success Training Brochure and Details
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Growth and Development Webinars

Key NACHC Resources

  • Two-part e-learning course on Section 330 program requirements NACHC Grant Funding Course
  • Coming Soon: The Role of the Board in Program Compliance

Available at MyNACHC Learning Center:

Service Area Overlap Toolkit
Public Centers Discussion
So You Want to Start a Health Center
Funded! Now What?
Data Driven Decision Making
Catalog of Community Needs Assessment Tools and Resources