A board is responsible for ensuring the long-term sustainability of the health center and that the center meets the needs of the community it serves. Each health center must undertake a community health needs assessment to understand critical needs in its community, at least once every three years, and have a long-range plan in place. This session will address both the Health Center Program compliance requirements and best practices related to these processes, and will focus on the role of the board in partnering with the CEO to define the strategic future of the center.
Outline the key components of a needs assessment and strategic planning process.
Discuss the board’s role related to the needs assessment and strategic plan.
Consider practical examples and scenarios a board may encounter during these processes.