Health center-college partnerships are one promising approach to addressing these needs. This case study highlights a collaboration between a state primary care association, Colorado Community Health Network, and an educational institution, Southern New Hampshire University. Through their joint efforts, knowledge and skills of health center staff are strengthened; they are retained and their careers advanced at the health center, and they are better prepared to meet the pressing needs of vulnerable patients.
Important NACHC Library Content Note: This technical assistance resource was developed prior to the August 2017 release of the Health Center Compliance Manual by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC). The BPHC Compliance Manual, issued August 2017, indicates where PINS, PALs and other program guidance are now superseded or subsumed by the BPHC Compliance Manual.