CHCF InfographicOur Aging Community: Creating a Welcoming and Safe Environment for Their Primary Care

This three-page technical assistance guide, created with support from the National Association of Community Health Centers, provides recommendations for facility enhancements to better serve an aging patient population. Also included is a short description of the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).




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Tools for Creating an Environment that Supports Integrated Care

This toolkit equips health centers with the guiding principles and tools needed to create an environment that facilitates integrated care. This resource, developed with support from HRSA, is meant to stimulate project team’s thinking and problem-solving skills related to place planning and build cohesion as they embark on improvement projects. (Released in 2021)


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Creating a Business Plan for a Community Health Center Capital Project

This how-to manual is designed to provide health centers with a hands-on approach to writing a business plan for a facilities improvement project. (Updated 2020)




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Preparing for a Capital Project: Are You Ready?

This updated publication provides guidance on evaluating health center readiness to begin the capital development process, with the goal of being prepared for funding opportunity when they arise. (Updated 2019)



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Steps to Success: A Toolkit for Health Centers Navigating a Capital Development Venture

This resource provides a broad overview of the capital development process.
Health centers needing to build new facilities, renovate existing space, or purchase
new equipment, are taking on a complex endeavor that should be carefully planned and organized. This resource was developed with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration.  (Released in 2017)



This interactive resource, developed by Capital Link and the National Association of Community Health Centers, provides health centers with a toolkit to create and maintain a useful strategic plan. It helps health centers to assess key influences, reinforce operating systems, establish objectives, and mobilize staff and other stakeholders to meet the challenges of a changing environment. Most importantly, it offers tools to distill this information into the critical actions health centers need to manage strategically and achieve sustainability. This toolkit was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration. (Released in 2015)


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Understanding Hospital Community Benefit Obligations: A Guide for Health Centers

Developed to assist health centers in forming productive collaborations with other providers, this publication describes hospital community benefit requirements and how they can spur community efforts to expand access to care and improve local health outcomes. This resource was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration. (Released in 2013)



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Engaging Staff and Community in Defining Your Capital Project

This publication offers tools and techniques to solicit valuable input from health center staff and community members to inform the design of a capital project. This resource was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration. (Released in 2013)





Capital Project Work Plan

The goal of this tool is to help health centers identify the necessary steps in the capital development process that specifically address their individual capital projects. This comprehensive document keeps management, the project team, and the board of directors informed about the project. 


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Checklist: Sustainable Community Health Center Renovations

Developed by a team assembled by Perkins+Will, this document provides a checklist of sustainable building and renovation practices. (Released in 2010)




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Tips for Managing Facility Development Risk

Developed for the National Association of Community Health Center's Risk Management Series, this information bulletin describes the major areas of risk and identifies action steps so health centers can reduce exposure to liabilities related to facilities development. (Released in 2010)







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