Board Governance

Resources from Board Development Training held on 2/4/2015

In the 19 Key Health Center Requirements, Board Governance is addressed by #17: Board Authority, #18: Board Composition, and #19: Conflict of Interest Policy.

Introduction to Health Centers for Governing Board Members – 30 minute online course developed by the NWRPCA and NACHC.

Health Center Program Governing Board Workbook (updated July 2015) – NACHC

Conflict of Interest Guidelines

HRSA/BPHC’s Governing Board Handbook is an overview of the structure and responsibilities of a governing board.  NACHC’s Board Education Video Series and Governing Board Responsibilities and How to Do Them, can help orient new Board members and also strengthen your existing Board and provide guidance in support of the Health Center mission and legal responsibilities for ensuring that the health center is operating in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

Governance Series Bulletins (English and Spanish) are also available for free download on NACHC’s website.  This series addresses in detail important Board responsibilities such as:

Sample Board Self-Evaluation

NACHC has also developed a sample board calendar to help ensure even distribution of board responsibilities throughout the year.

Generally, the policies the board must approve are those on Form 1C.

Creating a Dynamic and Useful Strategic Plan

Additional resources related to the Board Governance requirements include:

HRSA’s Samples and Templates Resource Center for Governance

Checklist of Key Provisions for Health Center Bylaws

Common Governance Issues for New Health Centers: NACHC PowerPoint Presentation

Sample Table of Contents for a Board Policy Manual

Financial Management of Health Centers

Moving Toward a High Performing Health Center Board

Ensuring Compliant Health Centers Bylaws and Effectively Addressing Conflicts of Interest

Addressing the Needs of LGBT People in Community Health Centers: What the Governing Board Needs to Know