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Geographic Expansion: A Guide for Health Center Boards

Resource Topic: Governance

Resource Subtopic: Sustainability.

Keywords: Governing Boards, Planning.

Year Developed: 2023

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Board of Directors; C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CMOs, COOs, etc.)
Secondary Audience: PCAs

Language(s): English

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

Resource Summary: Health centers sometimes consider expanding geographically, often by adding new sites. If your health center is considering expanding geographically, your board of directors is a crucial part of the process. This guide provides health center boards with an overview of geographic expansion. It provides an overview of why a health center might consider such expansion; information on the board’s role in the process; and questions to help guide decisions around expansion.

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