Driving Successful Health Center Growth

Capital Link is a national, non-profit organization that has worked with hundreds of community health centers and Primary Care Associations (PCAs) for 25 years to plan for sustainability and growth, access capital, improve and optimize operations and financial management, and articulate value. Established through the health center movement, Capital Link is dedicated to strengthening health centers—financially and operationally—in a rapidly changing marketplace.

Capital Link provides an extensive range of services to health centers and PCAs, customized according to need.


We assist non-profit Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and similar organizations by providing:

  • Industry vision and leadership in the development of capitalization strategies for facilities and operational expansion

  • Metrics and analytical services for measuring health center impact, evaluating financial and operating trends and promoting performance improvement

  • Direct assistance to health centers and complementary nonprofits in planning for and financing operational growth and capital needs

Capital Link has received funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through a succession of contracts and National Cooperative Agreements since the late 1990s, as well as from foundations. Consequently, we are able to provide a number of tools, resources, and services to health centers without charge or at reduced rates. We also work in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers and state-based Primary Care Associations across the country to help identify, plan for and meet the capital needs associated with the growth of the health center system at the state and federal levels.