Becoming a community health center (CHC) is a long and arduous process, which is equally rewarding and challenging. CHAD supports the vital role CHCs play in improving health care access for communities with a need. Information on assistance available to those initiating the process to become a CHC can be found at Community Planning under the Programs and Services section.
While there is no singular process a community or organization should take in evaluating the CHC program, the following key activities will help streamline the process.
Key Activities for CHC Development
- Community Involvement
- Secure Designations
- Conduct Needs Assessment
- Facilitate A Readiness Assessment
- Develop a Grant Application