Publications

Category: Capital Project Planning

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Released in 2017

This resource provides a broad overview of the capital development process. Health centers needing to build new facilities, renovate existing space, or purchase new equipment, are taking on a complex endeavor that should be carefully planned and organized. This document highlights eight planning activities, which are fundamental building blocks that create a foundation for smoother project completion, eliminating most of the guesswork, and allowing health centers to understand opportunities and risks. This resource was developed with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Released in 2013

Developed to assist health centers in forming productive collaborations with other providers, this publication describes hospital community benefit requirements and how they can spur community efforts to expand access to care and improve local health outcomes. This resource was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration. 

Released in 2013

This publication outlines the main components of a capital project budget and provides assistance in estimating top-line construction costs. An update of our 2011 publication, this resource is based on the review of approximately 500 community health center capital projects from 2010-2013. This resource was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration. 

Released in 2013

This publication offers tools and techniques to solicit valuable input from health center staff and community members to inform the design of a capital project. This resource was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration.  

Released in 2012

This publication offers insights about how to develop strong relationships with community leaders and stakeholders, which is essential for achieving your health center’s mission and important to understand before embarking on expansion plans. It helps health centers and PCAs to assess community impact, develop an outreach plan, and create effective and memorable informational materials.  

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