Health center boards are responsible for establishing the health center’s annual and long-term goals and for developing plans for the long-range survival of the organization. Strategic and capital planning are essential in carrying out these responsibilities. This information bulletin 1) describes why the strategic and capital planning processes are important, 2) reviews key components of the strategic planning process, and 3) explores steps in capital planning and the preliminary questions health center boards should ask themselves before engaging in a capital project.
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 The BPHC Compliance Manual, issued August 2017, indicates where PINS, PALs and other program guidance are now superseded or subsumed by the BPHC Compliance Manual.
This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).