All Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) must be governed by the community, and 51% of their board of directors must be patients of the FQHC. The resources listed below are tools to assist you in meeting and monitoring the Governance requirements.
To view all of the Governance Program Requirements, click here.
HRSA Governance - Technical Assistance Resource Page This page provides information regarding health center Board requirements, policies and structure. Click here to access this information.
BPHC Online Document Resource Center – Governance BPHC’s Technical Assistance contractor, Management Solutions Consulting Group (MSCG), hosts an online Consultant Resource Center that houses many resources cited in the Web Guide. While the Resource Center has many valuable templates and documents, all non-Federal resources cited in the Web Guide are meant to be used only as “sample” documents. They are for use as aids to consultants and grantees, but are not considered official guidance by BPHC.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Governing Board Handbook This handbook helps orient new members of CHC governing boards about their roles and responsibilities. It explains the purpose and responsibilities of a nonprofit governing board and presents an overview of how board activities relate to day to day functions of health center operations. To access this information, click here. National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) Board Education Video Series This video series is a new resource developed for health center board members and is designed to be used at monthly board meetings to learn and discuss the board’s role in assuring patient-centered services as well as compliance with funding requirements. Currently available are five “modules,” each featuring brief video vignettes (approximately 5-6 minutes each) which demonstrate scenarios of health center and board meeting operations. To access this information, click here.
Board Source - Publication and Media Resources This website houses a group of 9 booklets detailing the most important roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members. To access this information, click here.
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) Publications and Reports National Association of Community Health Centers Online Publications are available on the NACHC website. This site includes monographs, comprehensive manuals, handbooks, issue briefs, reports and information bulletins on operations, management, finance, special populations and a host of additional topics. Some can be downloaded for free while others are available for purchase, with members receiving a discount. To access this information, click here.
The Community Health Association of Mountain Plains - CHAMPS CHAMPS has compiled and developed a selection of online resources for community health center Executive Directors (EDs) and Board of Directors (BOD) members, in an effort to help the Region VIII Community Health Centers build and maintain strong and effective governing structures. To access this information, click here.