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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
http://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov

HRSA Service Area Overlap Policy and Process
http://bphc.hrsa.gov/policy/pin0709.htm

National Association of Community Health Centers
Community Health Center Growth and Development
http://www.nachc.com/hc-growth-development.cfm
http://www.nachc.com/health-center-info.cfm

Colorado Community Health Network: Community Development Guidebook
http://www.cchn.org/chc.php

Health Outreach Partners: Innovative Outreach Practices Database
http://outreach-partners.org/resources/iop

Sites to aid in Needs Assessment from the US Census Site
The US Census Bureau (American Fact Finder)
http://www.census.gov/

HHSFaith Based and Community Partnerships
Website(s):
http://www.hhs.gov/fbci/

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Contractual/Affiliation Agreements

HRSA Affiliation Agreement Amendments To PIN 1997-27
http://bphc.hrsa.gov/policy/pin9824.htm

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 FQHC Look- Alike Programs

Guidelines and Application
http://bphc.hrsa.gov/policiesregulations/policies/fqhclookalikes.html

HRSA Office of Policy and Program Development
http://bphc.hrsa.gov/policy/pal1002/

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Grants Management

HRSA/General Grants Management Information
http://www.hrsa.gov/grant/

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Health Center Policies/Regulations

HRSA/BPHC Health Center Program Requirements
http://bphc.hrsa.gov/about/requirements.html

HRSA/BPHC/Authorizing Legislation of the Health Center Program (Section 330)
http://bphc.hrsa.gov/about/legislation/section330.htm

HRSA Site Visit Guide
http://bphc.hrsa.gov/about/requirements/centerguide.html

HRSA/BPHC Health Center Program: Policy Information Notices and Program Assistance Letters
http://bphc.hrsa.gov/policiesregulations/policies/index.html

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New Start Assistance

Program Requirements
http://bphc.hrsa.gov/about/requirements.htm

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Recruitment and Retention

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) Workforce Page
http://aapcho.org/site/aapcho/section.php?id=11407 

Clinical Recruitment & Retention Toolkit
http://www.nachc.com/client/documents/CLINICAL%20RECRUITMENT%20AND%20RETENTION%20TOOLKIT_final1.6.11.pdf [PDF, 324KB]
http://outreach-partners.org/resources/iop

Recruitment & Retention of Clinicians
http://www.nachc.com/client/documents/Recruitment%20%20Retention%20Best%20Practices%20Model.pdf [PDF, 8072KB] 

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Service Area Overlap

HRSA Service Area Overlap Policy and Process
http://bphc.hrsa.gov/policy/pin0709.htm

Shortage Area Designation (Includes MUA)

HRSA - Find Shortage Areas
http://muafind.hrsa.gov/index.aspx

HRSA - Medically Underserved Areas and Populations
http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/shortage/muaguide.htm

Rural Assistance Center
http://www.raconline.org/maps/#hpsa 

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State Health Policy / Marketplace

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
http://www.astho.org/

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Primary Care Page
http://www.astho.org/programs/access/primary-care/  

National Academy for State Health Policy
http://www.nashp.org/

Primary Care Forum on State Healthcare Delivery Systems
http://www.nashp.org/primary-care-forum-2010

National Association of Community Health Centers
http://www.nachc.com/

National Conference of State Legislatures
http://www.ncsl.org/

A video primer about CHCs for state and territorial health agencies, state policy makers and other stakeholders
http://www.ncsl.org/Default.aspx?TabID=22346

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