Health Center Governance

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NACHC’s Center for Health Center Board Education offers useful and timely governing strategies to empower health center boards as they navigate the complex health care environment. Board member trainings, online videos and modules, and essential resources are available. All resources and programs highlight nationally recognized practices. Topics are constantly updated so board members can address today’s most critical priorities while identifying strategies for long-term health center success.

Gain valuable skills:

  • Describe and understand health center board roles.
  • Demonstrate skill in financial oversight and other forms of oversight.
  • Apply strategic planning concepts.
  • Evaluate quality and quality improvement plans.
  • Generate CEO hiring, compensation, and succession plans.
  • Apply good practices for board meetings, retreats, board recruitment, and board member orientation.
  • Consider how to govern while managing complex topics in health care.
  • Serve as an effective board chair or board leader. 
  • and more…

Upcoming 2022-2023 Training Events

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Registration is now OPEN! 2022 Board Member Boot Camp (BMBC)*
Saturday, August 27 | Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL 
Hybrid Event (In-person and Virtual Participation Options)
*a part of NACHC’s 2022 Community Health Institute & Expo (CHI) special programming  

NACHC’s Board Member Boot Camp provides a review of board roles and responsibilities. The workshop also offers an overview of quality and financial oversight responsibilities as well as an introduction to advocacy for board members. 
Participants will also gain an understanding of where to access additional resources about health center board roles.
Click here for more details and to register. 

Health Center Governance Fundamentals

Board Member Training & Events

Short Videos and E-Learning Modules

Short videos and e-learning modules can be integrated into a health center board’s own ongoing education or new board member orientation, including:

Access to Essential Governance Tools & Guidance

Many resources can be found on the Health Center Resource Clearinghouse, including:

Collaboration with Primary Care Associations (PCAs) on Governance

A PCA/NACHC Governance Group meets to support health center boards. A Shared Governance Curriculum has been developed on key topics including board responsibilities and board composition/ recruitment. Interested PCAs can use the curriculum to train board members. Contact for more information.

COVID-19 Response and Support

Educational programs are tailored and constantly updated to meet ongoing challenges. COVID-19 specific resources can be found in the Health Center Resource Clearinghouse, including:

Quick TTA Resources

*   Indicates projects not supported by HRSA.

NACHC’s TTA programs are 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