Geographic Expansion: A Guide for Health Center Boards

Geographic Expansion: A Guide for Health Center Boards

Publication Date: February 14, 2023


Health centers sometimes consider expanding geographically, often by adding new sites. If your health center is considering expanding geographically, your board of directors is a crucial part of the process. This guide provides health center boards with an overview of geographic expansion. It provides an overview of why a health center might consider such expansion; information on the board’s role in the process; and questions to help guide decisions around expansion.


This resource was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department
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