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The Board’s Role in Evaluating Collaborative Relationships (Governance Legal Brief 4)

Resource Topic: Governance

Keywords: Legal Issues.

Year Developed: 2020

Resource Type: Document.

Primary Audience: Board of Directors

Language: English

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

Resource Summary: This Governance Legal Brief describes why health centers collaborate with other providers, defines common collaboration goals, and discusses potential types of collaborative relationships; examines the board’s role in evaluating collaborative relationships; highlights certain requirements applicable to health center board autonomy in the context of collaborative relationships; and highlights certain key decisions that must be approved by the board, including decisions to subaward a portion of the federal Health Center Project grant.

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