CHC board members are tasked with governing organizations that are constantly changing and regulated by complex rules. Continuing education gives these dedicated volunteers the tools they need to understand their responsibilities, enjoy the time and effort they put into the health center, and remain committed to the mission.
Note: Please visit the Other Online Board Resources page for additional training and consulting services.
CHAMPS provides continuing education opportunities to CHC staff and board members through live, Internet-based, and archived resources, conferences, seminars, and workshops.
CHAMPS About Community Health Centers (CHCs) Page
A description of the advantages, requirements, and expectations of being a Federally Qualified Health Center
CHAMPS CHC Terms & Acronyms Page
A list of over 200 terms and acronyms commonly used in the CHC world
CHAMPS Distance Learning Page
Distance learning resources divided into three sections: Upcoming Live CHAMPS Webcasts, Archived CHAMPS Webcasts, and Other Online Continuing Education Resources (board-appropriate resources are clearly marked)
CHAMPS Annual Conference Page
Registration information and session details; conference includes Board Training track, created in collaboration with Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA) and National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Knowledge Base: Boards
Online training and resources for health center board members
Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN)
2021 Community Health Center (CHC) Governance Podcast Series
This three-part podcast series provides short, digestible introductions to some of the important parts of being a board member for a CHC. This series is not a comprehensive guide of what it means to be a CHC board member, but rather provides a quick snapshot into relevant governance topics. Each episode of the podcast comes with an accompanying handout that includes links to additional resources and a quick evaluation.
- Episode 1: Introduction to Your Role as a CHC Board Member (17:30)
- Episode 2: The Importance of Community Health Center Boards in Advancing Equity (16:51)
- Episode 3: CHC Boards and COVID-19 (16:43)
Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA)
Sample Board Education, Training and Needs Survey
Why Board Training or Team Building Alone Seldom Restores Boards
Document addressing board’s need for a variety of activities to ensure successful absorption of training topics
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Board Education Video Series, including discussion and resource guides
“Funded! Now What?” Reference Document (PDF)
National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc. (NCFH)
Health Center Tool Box
A toolbox that offers downloadable samples of policies, procedures, forms, and other supportive documents that can be adapted to meet health centers needs related to some requirements of the Community Health Center Program
Frequently Asked Questions about Nonprofit Boards
Nonprofit Board of Directors: Top 7 FAQs
National Council of Nonprofits
Frequently Asked Questions About Nonprofits
Electronic Newsletter for Nonprofit Boards
Jean Block Consulting, Inc.
Newsletter and Electronic Newsletter Archive
Sumption and Wyland
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