Thursday, January 17, 2013

Winter Webinar Series Unveiled!

Capital Link is continuing our series of webinars for health centers and PCAs with sessions on a wide range of topics. These webinars have no charge, but participation is limited to the first 100 registrants. Register today! Contact Joe McKelvey at or 202-331-4602 with any questions.

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to link to our registration form!

Sustainable Design: The Costs and Benefits of Incorporating Green Design Principles into your next Capital Project

Thursday, January 24th, 2-3 PM EST
Presenters: Joe McKelvey, Capital Link Project Consultant
, Cindy Barr, Capital Link Operations and Facilities Planner, and Zara Marselian, La Maestra Community Health Center

Among the questions facing health centers in the midst of capital projects is how to best incorporate green design features into their new facility.  Health center leaders often struggle to understand what’s expected of them from governments and other stakeholders and what resources are available to build facilities that are sustainable for the long term.  This session will review a variety of resources available to help health centers navigate this issue.  We will also hear from a health center that recently completed a capital project that creatively incorporated green design principles to not only create a more sustainable design, but also to attract additional funding for the project.

Finding Free or Affordable Financing: Creative Ways to Finance Your Project
Wednesday, February 6th, 2-3 PM EST
Presenter: Terry Glasscock, Capital Link Senior Project Consultant

Health centers are growing quickly to serve as many patients as possible, but the availability of federal funds and other traditional resources is rapidly changing. It is critical for health centers to be able to access affordable financing options to ensure growth happens quickly and in a cost-effective manner.  This session will explain how to create a credible business plan and discuss the essential elements of a financial forecast.   Finally, we will review a variety of financing options and weigh the pros and cons of each. 

How New Markets Tax Credits Can Help Your Capital Project
Thursday, February 7th, 2-3 PM EST
Presenter: Dan Woodman, Capital Link Project Consultant

Congress recently reauthorized the New Markets Tax Credit program—creating a  great opportunity for health centers seeking additional equity for their projects.  This session will review the basics of the New Markets Tax Credit Program, including key action steps to determine your eligibility, and discuss how it can be advantageous to your health center.  The session will also review how New Markets Tax Credits can be combined with HRSA and other capital grants and various loans—including from USDA—to lower your financing costs.

Much Better than Guessing:  How to Successfully Project Future Patient Growth and Payer Mix in the Midst of Health Reform

Wednesday, February 13th, 2-3 PM EST
Presenter: Dave Kleiber, Capital Link Project Consultant

Despite a whirlwind of growth driven by the Affordable Care Act and demographic shifts, health centers still must strategically plan for a variety of uncertainties before expanding.  State decisions to adopt the ACA’s Medicaid expansion or whether and how to implement state-based health insurance exchanges are a critical part of this equation.  This session will guide health centers through the process of projecting patient growth based on a variety of different assumptions. Using the tools featured in this webinar, health centers will be able to make better informed decisions about growth and expansion.

We hope you will join us!

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