Community Health Center Board Resources

CHAMPS has compiled and developed a selection of online resources for Community Health Center Executive Directors (EDs) and Board of Directors (BOD) members, to help the Region VIII CHCs build and maintain strong and effective governing structures. Please contact the CHAMPS Workforce Development & Member Services Director if you have any questions about these materials or would like to share other useful resources you have found.

Review Chapter 19 (Board Authority) and Chapter 20 (Board Composition) of HRSA’s Health Center Program Compliance Manual (August 2018) for the most current Health Center Program governance requirements.

NACHC’s two-page Health Center Boards: Benefits to Health Centers flyer (available in English and Spanish) provides a brief overview, and discusses the benefits, of the health center board model.

NACHC’s Health Center Board Practices and Needs Assessment 2023 report (available in English and Spanish) addresses findings and tips related to board strategy, oversight and policy, and board functioning.

Please follow the links below for:
CHC Board Composition & Recruitment
Board Member Orientation & Retention
CHC Board Roles & Responsibilities
The ED/BOD Relationship
Effective Board Meetings
CHC Board Committees
Evaluation & Assessment
Continuing CHC Board Education
Other Online Board Resources