FQHC Board Governance

FQHC Board Governance 

The main goal of this course is to provide a brief overview of the requirements of FQHC board members. The course introduces governance concepts such as board composition and required duties, as well as tips on how to be a successful board member and an overall successful board. This course should not be considered a full training for new board members, but should serve as an overview. With a blend of interactive exercises and practical vignettes, this course provides you an opportunity to practice your knowledge so that you can apply it in your own community health setting.


Hours: 1.00


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-CH3
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Cite three general responsibilities of board members.
Identify financial statements that require review for financial oversight.
Name at least three Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) important for proper oversight.

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Governance Requirements in Health Centers

Meet Latrice

Board Is Cornerstone of Health Center

Board Composition

Board Authority

Board Responsibilities



Section 3: Being a Great Board Member

Meet Sandra

Understand Your Organization

Know Your Organization

Necessary Items

Focus on the Future

Take Ownership of Your Role



Section 4: Successful Governance of Health Centers

Guiding the Future

The Big Picture

Financial Statements

Key Financial Performance Indicators

Quick Check

Ensuring Quality

Measurement Is Key

Clinical Measures

Section 5: Conclusion


Course Contributors




Staff Writer: Naju Madra, M.A.

Naju Madra, M.A. is an internal subject matter expert and clinical content writer for Relias' Behavioral Healthcare library. She earned her Master's degree in Psychology with specific study in neuropsychological assessment for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. She brings with her a wealth of experience in clinical assessment, along with expertise in large-scale clinical research project management, recruitment, training, as well as in-person and web-based curriculum development.

In addition to scholarly activities such as writing manuals and preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, Ms. Madra has over 15 years of behavioral healthcare experience ranging from crisis counseling and job coaching for individuals with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders, to community college instruction, and trauma specialist at the Veterans Health Administration. In her current role, Ms. Madra has contributed authorship to over 100 behavioral healthcare course offerings for both licensed and non-licensed professionals in the Health & Human Services market.

Disclosure: Naju Madra, M.A. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: David P. Wagner, M.H.C.M.
David P. Wagner, M.H.C.M. is a fiscal and administrative specialist for HRSA in the Operational Site Visit Review process, as well as a provider of technical assistance to Health Centers through his own firm FQHC Consultants, Inc. Mr. Wagner has his Master's degree in Health Care Management. He brings with him a wealth of experience in all areas of Health Center operations, including clinical operations, finance, billing and collections, governance, administration, quality improvement, strategic planning, service coordination, as well as contracting and direct provision. Mr. Wagner has over 30 years of experience in operations of Health Centers including presenting on numerous topics for state and national primary care associations, thereby assisting Health Centers in remaining compliant with program requirements and sustaining operations. Disclosure: David P. Wagner, M.H.C.M. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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