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So You Want to Start a Health Center?

Resource Topic: Operations, Leadership, Capital Development

Year Developed: 2019

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc) Board of Directors

Language: English

Developed by: National Association of Community Health Centers (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This publication is a guide for health care providers and organizations, public agencies, or community-based organizations and individuals interested in becoming part of the Health Center Program. This guide outlines the many considerations and recommended steps a community must consider for assessing readiness to apply to become a community health center. It also provides links to resources and toolkits that support each step of the process.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit