Health Center Growth & Development

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NACHC’s Health Center Growth and Development (HCGD) portfolio offers the information and resources needed to plan, start, and/or successfully expand a Health Center. NACHC collaborates closely with the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to provide training opportunities, learning collaboratives, and one-on-one technical assistance for organizations looking to become part of HRSA’s Health Center Program. Our information and programs offer a foundational overview of the Health Center Program, health center models, and key considerations for preparing to become a 330-funded Health Center or Health Center Program Look-Alike, as well as operational and program-specific information.

For greater insight, findings from NACHC’s National Health Center Needs Assessment shapes and improves HCGD programs with information about real-time success, challenges, needs, and opportunities.

Gain valuable skills

  • Learn the fundamental components of HRSA’s Health Center Program.
  • Define Section 330 compliance requirements.
  • Outline key considerations and requirements for planning/starting a 330-funded Health Center and/ or a Health Center Program LookAlike.
  • Identify essential components for high-performing health centers in terms of governance, operations, finance, and clinical services.
  • Understand special models of health centers, such as Public Centers.
  • Select and apply relevant HRSA resources and tools.
  • Strengthen newly funded health centers in their first 120 days and first year of operations (and beyond).

Upcoming 2022 Training Events

29jun1:00 pm2:15 pmWebinar: Public Health Emergency (PHE) Unwinding and Medicaid Eligibility Redeterminations: What Health Center Outreach and Enrollment Staff Need To Know1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Event TagsHealth Center Growth & Development,Webinars

12jul1:00 pm2:30 pmWebinar: Creating and Maintaining a Culture of Continuous Compliance: Preparing for HRSA’s Operational Site Visit and Beyond1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Event TagsHealth Center Growth & Development,Webinars

13jul1:00 pm2:30 pmWebinar: Creating and Maintaining a Culture of Continuous Compliance: Preparing for HRSA’s Operational Site Visit and Beyond1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Event TagsHealth Center Growth & Development,Webinars

14jul1:00 pm2:30 pmWebinar: Creating and Maintaining a Culture of Continuous Compliance: Preparing for HRSA’s Operational Site Visit and Beyond1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Event TagsHealth Center Growth & Development,Webinars

New Medicaid Webinar
PHE Unwinding Readiness for Health Centers: Strategies for Preparing Medicaid Beneficiaries for Eligibility Determinations
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 | 1:00 – 2:15 pm ET
This webinar features national policy experts and community health center outreach and enrollment leaders and staff who will highlight their strategies and efforts to prepare their patients and communities for the end of the PHE.

Speakers will share the unique tools, resources, messaging, partnerships, and other strategies they are deploying to prepare Medicaid enrollees for the end of the PHE.

Learn more.

New 3-Part 2022 OSV Webinar Series
Creating and Maintaining a Culture of Continuous Compliance: Preparing for HRSA’s Operational Site Visit and Beyond
July 12, 13, and 14, 2022 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET
Registration is now open for NACHC’s annual webinar series for health center leaders and staff preparing for HRSA’s Operational Site Visit (OSV) and building or maintaining  continuous compliance.

This unique 3-part webinar series features the perspective of three independent OSV reviewers with years of experience performing HRSA OSVs, including virtual OSVs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn more.

For more information about this training, contact trainings@nachc.org.
For more about NACHC Training and Technical Assistance (TTA), visit: nachc.org/trainings-and-conferences/.


Health Center Model Overview


Compliance: Health Center Program Requirements


Unique Health Center Models


Quick TTA Resources


COVID-19 Response and Support

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

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 HRSA.gov.