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Tips for Health Center Boards for Evaluating the Sliding Fee Discount Program (English/Spanish)

Year Developed: 2022

Resource Type: Microlearning.

Primary Audience: Board of Directors

Language(s): English and Spanish

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

Resource Summary: Health center boards are required to adopt, review and evaluate at least once every three years, and, as needed, approve updates to the Sliding Fee Discount Program as noted in Chapter 19: Board Authority in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program Compliance Manual. This short video provides tips on how boards can work with the health center CEO to evaluate and approve updates to the Sliding Fee Discount Program. It contains sample data and questions a board may wish to ask as part of this process.

Resource Details: Please note: newer board members or those just learning about the Sliding Fee Discount Program may wish to watch a related video titled, “Sliding Fee Discount Program: The Fundamentals for Health Center Boards,” before viewing this video.

Resource Topic: Governance

Resource Subtopic: —Finance, —Operations, Administrative Policies, Compliance.

Keywords: Fees and Charges.

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 $6,625,000 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