1. Health Center Site Visit Guide This guide developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration contains an extensive list of specific questions designed to determine the health center’s level of compliance with program requirements. In addition, it includes discussions on how to exceed basic compliance and achieve improved performance and excellence in each program area. To access this information, click here.
2. The Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) New Start Web Guide The BPHC New Start Web Guide is a self assessment tool designed to help new BPHC grantees provide high-quality primary health care from the day they open their doors for business. The Guide is a central hub for links to HRSA-approved templates, information pages, policy documents, and many other resources. The intent of the Web Guide is to help Health Center grantees improve their quality and efficiency, work within Health Center Program Requirements, and access Federal policies, programs and resources related to the specific needs of health centers. Click here to download.
3. So you want to start a health center? This practical guide developed by the National Association of Community Health Centers contains information that is very useful to communities interested in starting a Federally Qualified Health Center. It provides step by step information for planning and implementing a health center. To access this guide, click here.
4. Federal Program Requirements This document contains the19 key Health Center Program Requirements. These requirements are intended to ensure that health centers not only survive but thrive. The program requirements give broad guidance to help health centers achieve the missions and goals. Click here to download.
5. Policy Information Notices (PINS) and Policy Assistance Letters (PALS) The Bureau of Primary Health Care issues both PINs and PALs. Policy Information Notices (PINs) define and clarify policies and procedures that grantees funded under Section 330 must follow. Program Assistance Letters (PALs) summarize and explain items of significance for health centers, including, for example, HRSA program implementation activities, recently enacted laws, final regulations, and/or new HHS initiatives.These important documents are archived on the BPHC website for your reference, in both Adobe PDF format and plain text format. Click here to download.
6. Your CHCANYS This bimonthly e-newsletter contains information and related links compiled by the Community Health Care Association of New York State designed to keep you abreast of regulatory changes, funding opportunities, resources and trainings available from CHCANYS and other providers. Your CHCANYS is a key resource for navigating the rapidly changing health care landscape. If you are not already receiving Your CHCANYS, you can sign up by clicking here.