A Quarterly Resource Bulletin from Capital Link

Fall 2016 Issue     Download a PDF

Message from the CEO

Allison Coleman, CEO

We enjoyed seeing so many of you at the CHI in Chicago a few weeks ago and learning more about the incredible work health centers are all doing to create healthy communities, from integrating behavioral and primary care services to addressing the social determinants of health. With health centers now serving one in 13 Americans, you should take pride in the important role you are playing to shape the health care system of the future.

It was a busy summer for Capital Link, having recently released several new publications on a variety of important topics, including how to sustain a patient-centered medical home, use predictive analytics to drive performance, and an update to help health centers seize the opportunities presented by the five-year extension the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program. Soon we will also be releasing the results from our latest national health center capital needs assessment, so be sure to keep an eye out for our announcement. A big thank you to all of you who completed our shortened online assessment – your participation is crucial to understanding the needs of health centers nationwide.

As we continue to grow, we would like to update you on a few staffing additions here at Capital Link and our lending affiliate, Community Health Center Capital Fund. Jose Fonseca has joined Capital Fund as Portfolio Manager, focusing on monitoring and administering the loan portfolio. We’d also like to welcome Daniel Moss as Capital Link’s new Maryland-based Project Consultant. We’d also like to welcome two new Boston-based Capital Link staff: Lorenda Ziazikova as Accounting Manager and Allyson Butler as Program Coordinator. We’re delighted to have all of them aboard.

As always, this latest issue of Capital Ink also offers a federal update, health center highlights, and a complete list of our upcoming events. We hope you find it helpful.