A Quarterly Resource Bulletin from Capital Link

Winter 2017 Issue     Download a PDF

Message from the CEO

Allison Coleman, CEO

We hope that your new year is off to a great start. While there is no doubt that 2017 holds a degree of uncertainty for health centers, we can be sure that the important role they play in communities across the country will remain unchanged. Health centers will continue to be innovative and local solutions that improve quality care while generating savings to the health care system.

In order to weather this storm, health centers must be resilient and turn their focus to increasing efficiencies and stabilizing operations. To help health centers respond to the changing health care landscape, we have compiled a collection of strategies and resources in the article, What Can Health Centers Do to Be Resilient During Uncertain Times?

It is also important for health centers to demonstrate their substantial value. In addition to illustrating economic impact, health centers need to highlight how they contribute to increased access to care, savings to the health care system, chronic disease management, and improved health outcomes. Learn more about the importance of communicating value and impact in this issue’s article, Communicating Health Center Value.

This issue also highlights the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund’s latest round of New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation awards in the article, Accessing NMTC Allocations − Health Centers with Capital Projects Should Plan Now! It is challenging for health centers to obtain credits due to high demand, so the time to prepare for the next allocation award round is now.

This issue also provides information on new health center resources, federal updates, health center highlights, and upcoming presentations and webinars. We hope this information helps guide you toward a successful 2017!