Customized financial & operational analyses

Customized financial & operational analyses

Publications, toolkits, news, & case studies

Publications, toolkits, news, & case studies

Presentations, collaboratives, & personalized programs

Presentations, collaboratives, & personalized programs

One-on-one assistance from Capital Link experts

One-on-one assistance from Capital Link experts

Strengthening Health Centers to Support Healthier Communities

Capital Link is a national, non-profit organization that has worked with hundreds of community health centers and Primary Care Associations (PCAs) for nearly 30 years to plan for sustainability and growth, access capital, improve and optimize operations and financial management, and articulate value. Established through the health center movement, Capital Link is dedicated to strengthening health centers—financially and operationally—in a rapidly changing marketplace. Learn More >


New Publication: Building Resilient FQHC Facilities With Solar+Storage Microgrids

Our latest resource, "Building Resilient Health Center Facilities Utilizing Solar+Storage Microgrids," developed with support from HRSA, explores the benefits, opportunities, challenges, and financing resources for FQHCs looking to install solar+storage microgrids. To help you better understand how this clean energy solution might benefit your health center and the community you serve, we highlight case studies of health centers that have successfully implemented solar and battery back-up systems and provide links to relevant resources. View here >

Updated Analysis: A Data Driven Approach to Understanding Factors Contributing to Health Inequities

This report, which is an updated version of A Data Driven Approach to Understanding Factors Contributing to Health Inequities (released in 2022), was developed with support from Cedars-Sinai and HealthLandscape. In this analysis, we review more than 100 factors for the 57 FQHC members of the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC) for 2017-2021. View here >

New Customized Report Examines Health Inequities Among FQHC Patient Populations

Capital Link’s new Patient Profile and Health Equity Analysis is a customized report examining select health center patient population characteristics and clinical outcome performance measures by race and ethnicity. As documented in multiple studies, minority and low-income populations have less access to health care and poorer health outcomes. This report is designed to assist health centers and PCAs in identifying their own successes and challenges, including any health inequities that may need to be addressed in order to promote true health equity among the most vulnerable patient populations. Learn more here >


Newly updated and redesigned with 2021 HRSA UDS data, Capital Link’s Performance Evaluation Profile (PEP) is a diagnostic tool for health centers and PCAs to examine financial health, productivity, utilization, and staffing.

Using UDS information and Capital Link's own database of health center financial audits, the PEP provides multi-year performance trends for 2018 through 2021, benchmarking the results against state, national, and peer medians across 113 financial and operational metrics. It features a peer comparison dashboard and dashboard summaries of the top 62 metrics. The analysis also indicates whether the results meet Capital Link’s industry recommendations.


Three New Dashboards:

  • Selected Patients Characteristics Dashboard
    • Patients with Income at or below 200% of Poverty
    • Patients Best Served in a Language Other than English
    • Percentage of Asian, Black/African American, White, Other Patients of Color, and Hispanic or Latino/a Patients
  • Non-Clinical Staffing Productivity Dashboard
  • Patient and Visits Growth Rates Dashboard

New Metrics:

  • Virtual Visits for Medical, Dental, Mental Health, and Enabling Services (new to HRSA UDS in 2019)
  • Substance Use Disorder Visits per Substance Use Disorder FTE (new to PEP)
  • Percentage of women 51-73 years of age who had a mammogram to screen for breast cancer (new to HRSA UDS in 2020)
  • Percentage of patients 21 years of age and older at high risk of cardiovascular events who were prescribed or were on statin therapy (new to HRSA UDS in 2019)
  • Percentage of Patients Seen Within 30 Days of First Diagnosis of HIV (updated in HRSA UDS from 90 Days in 2020)

Available as an individual health center report, or as a statewide or regional data analysis for PCAs, the PEP increases organization-wide financial and operational performance awareness and supports capital project planning thereby enhancing overall health center operations.

Click on the image below to view a sample of our PEP report. To order, click the link below and we will contact you for more information. 

To learn more about the PEP reports, contact Jennifer Saber, Senior Director of Data & Information Systems, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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