A Quarterly Resource Bulletin from Capital Link
Message from the CEO
Every year, summer brings two opportunities for us to celebrate the long and successful history of health centers and highlight the impact they have on the communities they serve: National Health Center Week and NACHC’s annual CHI & EXPO. Capital Link looks forward to participating in both of these important events.
We are tremendously proud to support the health center movement and are happy to announce that Capital Link successfully competed for a three-year National Cooperative Agreement with HRSA. This award allows us to continue to provide a wide-range of capital-related technical assistance to health centers. We plan to release a complete description of activities that will be covered under the agreement in the next issue of Capital Ink.
In this issue of Capital Ink, the article Preparing for Growth: Improvements You Can Make Today puts the spotlight on operational and financial self-assessment—an essential first step in facility expansion planning. A thorough review of your current operational and financial condition helps identify ways to improve efficiencies and inform decisions before developing a plan for growth.
We also preview two new toolkits for health centers that we are planning to release in the next few weeks—Understanding and Improving the Revenue Cycle: A Toolkit for Community Health Centers and Steps to Success: A Toolkit for Community Health Centers Navigating a Capital Development Venture. Later this summer we also expect to release a new national trends report, Federally Qualified Health Centers Financial & Operational Performance Analysis 2012-2015. Be sure to keep an eye out for our emails announcing the release of these valuable resources.
This issue also features an update on the latest federal issues, including a few new grant opportunities, as well as health center highlights and a list of upcoming events. We hope to see you at NACHC’s CHI at our presentations and at our booth in the Exhibit Hall.
Allison Coleman, CEO