Cover SmallRural Federally Qualified Health Centers Financial and Operational Performance Analysis 2018-2021

This report, prepared by Capital Link with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), provides an aggregate financial and operational profile of rural Federally Qualified Health Centers. The report offers a framework for identifying the financial strengths, challenges, and benchmarks that support opportunities for rural FQHC performance improvement through an examination of multi-year trends and median results. (Released in 2023)


CHC SEK p1Federally Qualified Health Center Strategies for Coping with Hospital Closure: Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas

An in-depth exploration of a rural health center's response to the closure of a local hospital and the subsequent impact on the community. (Released in 2022) 




Performance BenchmarkingToolkit 2021 RURAL Page 01Performance Benchmarking Toolkit for Rural Health Centers

This toolkit provides guidance in applying data analysis tools to help rural health centers more effectively track performance, understand key drivers, and incorporate operational insights for financial sustainability. This resource was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration. (Released 2021)


MVC Whitepaper Page 1FQHC Roles and Opportunities Related to Rural Hospital Distress and Closure

This publication, prepared with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration, provides a high-level examination of the lived experiences of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) that serve rural communities, particularly in the context of rural hospital financial distress and closure. Utilizing a recently conducted national assessment of rural FQHCs, it seeks to document health centers’ experiences with hospital distress and closure over the past five years and to evaluate the extent to which these centers have and can play an instrumental role in preserving access to care under these difficult circumstances. (Released in 2021)

Rural COVID 19 InfographicThe Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Rural Federally Qualified Health Centers 

The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Rural Federally Qualified Health Centers report highlights the net projected losses of Rural FQHCs from April 2020 through June 2021, after taking into account critical federal support made available through December 2020. (Released in 2021)

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