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Tips for Boards on Health Center Workforce Challenges and Opportunities

Resource Topic: Governance, Workforce

Resource Subtopic: Leadership.

Year Developed: 2023

Resource Type: Elearning.

Primary Audience: Board of Directors; C-Suite (CEO, CFO, CIO, CMO, COO, etc.)

Language(s): English

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

Resource Summary: NACHC has developed two resources – an article and companion video – related to workforce for health center boards. The article provides tips that a board can consider in partnership with the CEO to help address workforce challenges and opportunities through board-level functions, including strategic planning, budget approval, policy approval, and other forms of oversight and board development. A companion video provides a summary of the article. Boards may find it helpful to watch the companion video to generate discussion about the board’s role related to workforce challenges and opportunities.

Resource Details: Workforce retention, recruitment, and development are strategic issues in healthcare. While a health center’s CEO and their staff manage workforce items on a day-to-day basis, a health center board should be aware of the workforce challenges and opportunities at the health center. These companion resources, an article and video, outline the board’s role related to workforce challenges and opportunities.

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 HRSA.gov.