Capital Link and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) has launched a new Learning Collaborative for health centers serving rural communities to explore community needs, growth planning, and financing options. Through a series of four 60-minute interactive webinars from February-April 2021, this Learning Collaborative will address challenges and opportunities FQHCs face in communities experiencing hospital distress and closure; examine the impact of telehealth on care delivery; and address financial capacity, sustainability, facility planning, and financing options for FQHCs seeking to expand their impact in rural America.
Session 1 (Feb. 17, 2021): Lay of the Land: Health Center Challenges and Opportunities in Rural America
Session 2 (March 10, 2021): FQHC Roles and Opportunities in Connection with Rural Hospital Closure
Session 3 (April 7, 2021): Enhancing Access through Telehealth
Session 4 (April 21, 2021): Needs Assessment, Growth Planning & Capital Resources for Health Centers Serving Rural Communities
This session will pull together the “strands” of the Learning Collaborative to provide perspectives on planning and financing health center growth in rural communities. It will cover needs assessment, taking into account telehealth opportunities; planning flexible spaces, including facility design implications related to telehealth and potential hospital collaborations; and major capital funding information, including USDA Community Facilities Program, NMTC (focus on non-Metro), and HRSA Loan Guarantee Program—highlighting examples of health centers that have obtained these types of capital funding.
Access the recording and slides from our recent webinar:
Rural America: The Current State of Health Care Access - Dec. 9, 2020
Increase your understanding of the current reality of health care in rural America and consider provocative and innovative ideas on how health centers are an invaluable solution. The one-hour webinar will highlight challenges, successful partnership approaches and an operational impact analysis. Health centers serve as critical components to the healthcare delivery and economic infrastructure of rural America.