Health Center Governance

The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) offers a variety of training and online resources to support health center boards govern effectively and help boards navigate the complex health care environment.

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Featured Offerings

  • Now open for registration! Board Member Boot Camp
    Policy & Issues Forum | Sunday, March 14, 2021
    VIRTUAL ONLY
    Early Bird Registration Ends February 22!
    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. It will also include a short introduction to advocacy for board members that may be particularly helpful for board members that also plan to attend the Policy & Issues Forum. Participants will also gain an understanding of where to access additional resources for boards.
    Learn more.
    Register Today Online or via a Registration Form!
  • New! *Health Center Governance & Continuing to Navigate COVID-19 – This short article summarizes current focus areas for health center boards and details some forthcoming resources that will be available to boards in the coming weeks and months ahead. We invite board members and those that work with boards to respond to a short questionnaire to provide input on resources that would be helpful to your health center’s board related to the pandemic. To provide input, please click https://nachc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5bzI0W60dpPgF6d. Alternatively, please contact Emily Heard, Director of Health Center Governance, at trainings@nachc.org.
    *This article was made possible through a generous grant from The Pfizer Foundation.
  • New! *Orienting New Health Center Board Members During the COVID-19 PandemicThis short resource outlines how health center boards and staff that work closely with the board can adapt board orientation during the pandemic.
    *This article was made possible through a generous grant from The Pfizer Foundation.

Unless otherwise noted, all projects listed 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 $7,287,500 with individually noted 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 HRSA.gov.

*Indicates projects not supported by the HRSA cooperative agreement.

Board Governance Training Events

2021 Board Governance Training Events

Sessions tailored to health center Board members are offered at NACHC’s Community Health Institute and Policy & Issues Forum.


Unless otherwise noted, all projects listed 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 $7,287,500 with individually noted 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 HRSA.gov.

*Indicates projects not supported by the HRSA cooperative agreement.

Recorded Webinars and Modules

Recorded Webinars and Modules

New! Health Center Board Roles

Modules on Board Financial Oversight

Accountable Care for Health Center Boards

 Board Succession Planning

 Board Chair Succession

 The Board’s Role in CEO Succession Planning


Unless otherwise noted, all projects listed 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 $7,287,500 with individually noted 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 HRSA.gov.

*Indicates projects not supported by the HRSA cooperative agreement.

Governance Resources

Top Governance Resources for Health Centers

New! *Health Center Governance & Continuing to Navigate COVID-19 – This short article summarizes current focus areas for health center boards and details some forthcoming resources that will be available to boards in the coming weeks and months ahead. We invite board members and those that work with boards to respond to a short questionnaire to provide input on resources that would be helpful to your health center’s board related to the pandemic. To provide input, please click https://nachc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5bzI0W60dpPgF6d. Alternatively, please contact Emily Heard, Director of Health Center Governance, at trainings@nachc.org.
*This article was made possible through a generous grant from The Pfizer Foundation.

New! *Orienting New Health Center Board Members During the COVID-19 PandemicThis short resource outlines how health center boards and staff that work closely with the board can adapt board orientation during the pandemic.
*This article was made possible through a generous grant from The Pfizer Foundation.

CARES Act Funding and Financial Statements: Considerations for Health Center Boards
This short article addresses CARES Act funding and considerations for health center boards related to the impact on the center’s financial statements. This article was written at NACHC’s request by Jeff Allen and Sara Grenier from BKD, a national CPA and advisory firm.

Governance Guide for Health Center Boards / Guía para las Juntas Directivas del Centro de Salud This guide addresses major areas of board responsibility and contextualizes them, where appropriate, in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program Compliance Manual and relevant state and federal laws. The Governance Guide also reflects the latest effective governance practices for nonprofit boards

 Governance and COVID-19 – Various articles are available in English and Spanish at https://www.healthcenterinfo.org/priority-topics/covid -19/ (under “Governance”) that address issues connected to governing during COVID-19; topics include virtual board meetings, board-CEO partnership, and financial oversight, among others.

Health Center Boards: Benefits to Health Centers / Juntas de los centros de salud: beneficios de los centros de salud 

Payment Reform Fundamentals for Health Center Boards

Governing Board Succession Planning: A Case Study on Cherry Health / Planificación de sucesión de la junta directiva de los centros de salud comunitarios: Un caso práctico sobre Cherry Health

Essential Guides to Sustainability, Succession and Transition Planning (contains information on CEO Succession and CEO Transition/Hiring)

Additional Board Governance Resources: Visit the Health Center Resource Clearinghouse COVID-19 page and click on “Governance” to find information on various pandemic-related resources available to health center boards.


Unless otherwise noted, all projects listed 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 $7,287,500 with individually noted 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 HRSA.gov.

*Indicates projects not supported by the HRSA cooperative agreement.

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