Wednesday, November 6, 2013

New Resource on the National Financial and Operational Trends of Health Centers

Capital Link and Community Health Center Capital Fund (Capital Fund) announce the release of Community Health Center Financial Perspectives, Financial and Operational Ratios and Trends, 2008-2011: A Guide for Community Health Centers, the first in a series of field-building resources sponsored by the Citi Foundation.  This analysis was completed to provide insight into multi-year financial trends for health centers on a national basis, critically important at a time when Federally Qualified Health Centers are expected to grow from serving over 22 million patients currently to 40 million patients over the next several years. In order to effectively manage this growth, health centers need to be able to benchmark their financial and operational performance to peer organizations. Without easily available comparative data, it has been difficult for health center leaders to identify and adopt best practices—an essential activity as health centers seek to thrive in the highly-competitive health care world.

Key findings are illustrated in our infographic. The complete resource document containing detailed financial and operational data is available at

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