There are a number of resources that provide detailed information on what it means to be a Community Health Center (CHC). The documents listed below should be reviewed to learn more about the requirements of the CHC model.
Program Information Notices (PINs) and Program Assistance Letters (PALs)
Click here to visit the BPHC web site for a complete list of PINs and PALs.
The following PINs and PALs provide information specific to CHCs:
Health Center Public Acts and Regulatory Documents:
The following PINs and PALs are specific to the FQHC Look-Alike Program:
- The 19 Health Center Program Requirements
- Office of Management and Budget Circular A-133
- Section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 254b), as amended
- Code of Federal Regulations, Title 42, Part 51c, Grants for Community Health Services
- Code of Federal Regulations, Title 42, Part 56, Grants for Migrant Health Services and Centers
- Code of Federal Regulations, Title 45, Part 74, Grant Award Requirements
- Consolidated Health Center Act of 1996 (Section 330 Legislation)
- Health Care Safety Net Amendments of 2002
For more information on the Health Center Program, visit the Health Resources and Services Administration’s website here.
Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN) – Comprehensive Needs Assessments (CNAs) for 10 Colorado counties. (2009): CCHN contracted with Ray & Associates to conduct CNAs for 10 Colorado counties as part of a Planning Grant it received from HRSA in 2008. Please click here to download the entire 10 County PDF or click on one of the individual County name(s) to go directly to that section of the CNAs: Delta County, Garfield County, Gunnison County, Mesa County, Montrose County, Eagle County, Summit County, Washington County, Yuma County, and Las Animas County. Please contact CCHN’s, Health Center Data and Operations Manager, Suzanne Smith or 303-861-5156, ext. 256, with any questions.
Colorado Health Information Dataset
Colorado Health and Environmental data is an interactive data system from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment including birth, death, population, behavioral health risk factors, cancer, pregnancy, injury, and tobacco statistics. To access the datasets, click here.
Colorado Health Institute Data Resources
The Colorado Health Institutes maintains up-to-date information on what data is available, where data is available, and at what level data is available. For more information click here.
Health Resources and Services Administration Geospatial Warehouse
The Geospatial Warehouse offers a number of resources including mapping, demographic data, and Federal grantee information and profiles. For more information click here.
Uniform Data System
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) collects data annually from the existing CHCs on information appropriate to monitoring and evaluating CHCs, including user characteristics, financial information, and select clinical information. To request a copy of the National or Statewide aggregate report click here.