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H H S Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration
Primary Care: The Health Center Program

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Health Center Development

 Health Center Development

Information is provided on a range of topics that will provide guidance and tools to assist health centers in effective management practices and relevant Federal regulations, policies and guidance.

 Community Development / Needs Assessment

HRSA Geospatial Data Warehouse

HRSA Service Area Overlap Policy and Process

National Association of Community Health Centers
Community Health Center Growth and Development

Colorado Community Health Network: Community Development Guidebook

Health Outreach Partners: Innovative Outreach Practices Database

Sites to aid in Needs Assessment from the US Census Site
The US Census Bureau (American Fact Finder)

HHSFaith Based and Community Partnerships

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Contractual/Affiliation Agreements

HRSA Affiliation Agreement Amendments To PIN 1997-27

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 FQHC Look- Alike Programs

Guidelines and Application

HRSA Office of Policy and Program Development

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Grants Management

HRSA/General Grants Management Information

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Health Center Policies/Regulations

HRSA/BPHC Health Center Program Requirements

HRSA/BPHC/Authorizing Legislation of the Health Center Program (Section 330)

HRSA Site Visit Guide

HRSA/BPHC Health Center Program: Policy Information Notices and Program Assistance Letters

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New Start Assistance

Program Requirements

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Recruitment and Retention

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) Workforce Page 

Clinical Recruitment & Retention Toolkit [PDF, 324KB]

Recruitment & Retention of Clinicians [PDF, 8072KB] 

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Service Area Overlap

HRSA Service Area Overlap Policy and Process

Shortage Area Designation (Includes MUA)

HRSA - Find Shortage Areas

HRSA - Medically Underserved Areas and Populations

Rural Assistance Center 

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State Health Policy / Marketplace

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Primary Care Page  

National Academy for State Health Policy

Primary Care Forum on State Healthcare Delivery Systems

National Association of Community Health Centers

National Conference of State Legislatures

A video primer about CHCs for state and territorial health agencies, state policy makers and other stakeholders

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