Established in the late 1990s as a joint effort of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), several state-based Primary Care Associations (PCAs), Community Health Center Capital Fund and the Bureau of Primary Health Care, Capital Link grew out of the community health center family and continues to help health centers grow by providing:
- Industry vision and leadership in the development of capitalization strategies for facilities and operational expansion
- Metrics and analytical services for measuring health center impact and promoting performance improvement
- Direct assistance to health centers and complementary nonprofit organizations in planning for and financing operational growth and capital needs
Together with its subsidiary, Community Health Center Capital Fund, Capital Link is dedicated to strengthening and expanding high-quality, community-based health care in a rapidly changing marketplace.
Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers ("the League") is a non-profit, statewide association representing and serving the needs of the state's 50 community health centers, which provide primary and preventive care to some 800,000 state residents through 280 sites. The League serves as an information source on community-based health care to policymakers, opinion leaders and the media, and delivers a wide range of technical assistance to its membership, including leadership on health policy issues, promotion and management of clinical quality initiatives, recruitment of primary care clinicians and support for information technology development. As an original founding partner of both Community Health Center Capital Fund and Capital Link, the League was the first primary care association in the country to pioneer innovative approaches to capital development for its members.
National Association of Community Health Centers
Organized in 1971, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) provides a unified voice and common source for research, information, training and advocacy for community health centers. NACHC works with a network of state primary care organizations to serve health centers in a variety of ways:
- Provide research-based advocacy for health centers and their clients
- Educate the public about the mission and value of health centers
- Train and provide technical assistance to health center staff and boards
- Develop alliances with private partners and key stakeholders to foster the delivery of primary health care services to communities in need
As a founding partner of Capital Link, NACHC helps health centers access the capital resources they need to grow to serve an increasing proportion of the nation's primary care needs.