Health Center Governance

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NACHCโ€™s Health Center Governance training programs offer useful and timely governing strategies to empower health center boards as they navigate the complex health care environment. Board member boot camps, 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 todayโ€™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.
  • and more…

Upcoming 2021-2022 Training Events

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New Two-Part Webinar Series
Sold out due to overwhelming response! Fundamentals of Board Leadership Roles
Jun 2, 2022 and Jun 16, 2022 | 05:30 PM – 7:00 PM ET
This new virtual training series is designed for health center board member considering serving as a committee chair or board officer. Series content provides an overview of board leadership roles and introduces various tools to effective leadership. Topics addressed will include good governance practices, meeting facilitation, and group dynamics, among others.ย 

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 boardโ€™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 Goverance

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:

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NACHCโ€™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