Webinar Offers Insights on Optimizing Team Resources Through Scheduling and Panel Size 

Health centers continue to devote significant resources to the transition to a team-based model of primary care delivery. Optimizing Team Resources: Patient/Provider Scheduling and Panel Size, a highly-reviewed HRSA-sponsored webinar conducted in April by Capital Link, goes “back to the basics” to take a fresh look at techniques designed to expand capacity utilizing existing resources within a sustainable structure. From defining target outcomes to simplifying scheduling templates to aligning panel size, listen and learn a replicable process for moving forward with each of your primary care teams through what is often a contentious and divisive operational imperative. Includes questions and insights from your peers. Access a recording here. For a list of our upcoming webinars, click here.


New Report Measures Health Center Reporting of Social Determinants of Health Interventions 

Capital Link recently released findings from a new analysis, sponsored by Blue Shield of California Foundation, to measure health center efforts to impact the non-clinical dimensions of the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH).

Capital Link studied SDOH interventions offered by health centers as reported to the HRSA’s Uniform Data System (UDS) during 2015 and 2016, the most recent data, in order to establish baselines for the size and scope of the programs in California and nationwide. The report includes recommendations for tracking and analyzing the data going forward.

Analysis of Tracking SDOH Interventions in UDS 2 21 18 COVER      

Tracking Social Determinants of Health Interventions: Health Center Reporting of Non-Health Related Services of the Uniform Data System measures health center efforts to impact the non-clinical dimensions of the SDOH. Capital Link studied trends for SDOH interventions offered by health centers as reported to the HRSA’s UDS during 2015 and 2016 in order to establish a baseline of the size and scope of the programs in California and nationwide.

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Capital Link also released an updated financial and operational profile of California health centers, also sponsored by Blue Shield of California Foundation. This resource highlights multi-year trends in an effort to identify opportunities to improve performance and ensure financial sustainability, particularly given the changing nature of the health care landscape.

 Report CA Health Centers Financial and Operational Performance Analysis 2013 2016 COVER     

California Community Health Centers: Financial & Operational Performance Analysis, 2013-2016 updates Capital Link’s statewide, multi-year financial and operational profile.

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New Resources from NACHC About Telehealth Best Practices and Barriers

NACHC has created two new resources about telehealth for health centers and PCAs, including best practices and barriers. The fact sheet and snapshot are available on the NACHC website. For more information and resources, check out the NACHC website, HRSA’s Telehealth website, and the Telehealth Resource Centers.


New Report Shows How Partnerships Help Small Health Centers Thrive

The California Health Care Foundation recently released Partnering to Succeed: How Small Health Centers Can Improve Care and Thrive Under Value-Based Payment. The report outlines seven partnership strategies than can help small health centers adapt in a rapidly changing health care environment. It also provides a framework centers can use to assess which partnership strategies are right for them. Access the report here.


Issue Brief on Importance of Health Centers in a Changing Environment

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation recently released the issue brief, Community Health Centers: Growing Importance in a Changing Health Care System, which provides a snapshot of 2016 health center patients and operations. It also examines changes in patient access to care and utilization of services following the implementation of the coverage expansions through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014. Read the brief here.


Second Edition of NACHC 340B Manual Now Available

NACHC’s 340B Manual for Health Centers has been significantly updated and expanded to reflect recent developments and common questions. For example, there are new chapters on prices and savings, and on the C-suite role in 340B; and the discussions of the HRSA database, and interactions among 340B, 330, and Medicaid, are also updated and expanded. The second edition is available on MyNACHC. Organizations that purchased the first edition are eligible to receive the second edition for free; to access it, log onto MyNACHC using the same credentials used to purchase the first edition, and click “launch” on the 340B manual page. For more information about accessing the manual, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Coming Soon: 

  • Cost per Visit: Measuring Health Center Performance, developed by Capital Link and NACHC

  • Cost of Care Trends for Community Health Centers

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers Financial and Operational Performance Analysis, 2013-2016