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Orientation Toolkit

Welcome to the CHC Orientation Toolkit. The following short videos and documents provide valuable information on what health centers are, the history of the Health Center Program, Health Center Board member responsibilities, the Iowa Primary Care Association, and corporate compliance.

These are helpful educational tools for Health Center Board and staff members, partners, stakeholders, public officials, and the general community.


A Promise Kept: 40 Years of America’s Community Health Centers
This video produced by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) celebrates 40 years of growth and accomplishments by the nation’s Health Centers.


Governing Board Handbook
This comprehensive handbook published by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) is a helpful tool for Health Center Boards of Directors. The document includes information on building and maintaining an effective Board.



Corporate Compliance
This Iowa PCA-produced webinar discusses the basics of corporate compliance and why it is important for Health Centers to engage in ongoing compliance efforts.


CHC 101
This Iowa PCA-produced webinar provides a brief history of Health Centers, an overview of how they work, their requirements, and benefits.


America’s Health Centers: An Enduring Legacy, Value for Today and Tomorrow
This National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)-produced video provides a history of Health Centers since their creation in 1965, including their impact on the patients they serve and the important role they play in the communities they serve.


What is a Community Health Center?
This short video was produced by the Iowa PCA in collaboration with the Hawaii Primary Care Association and provides an overview of the services Health Centers provide.


Board Member Responsibilities
This PCA-produced webinar discusses the composition, role, and authority and responsibilities of Health Center Boards of Directors.


Iowa PCA (Long Version)
This webinar provides an in-depth review of the technical assistance and training services provided by the Iowa Primary Care Association for the state’s Health Centers, as well as the PCA’s role in building collaborations with local, state, and national partners and stakeholders. This webinar is an ideal educational tool for Health Center senior leadership staff and Board members.


Iowa PCA (Short Version)
This webinar is an abbreviated version of the long version webinar and is a helpful tool for educating Health Center staff on the role of the Iowa PCA and the services the PCA provides.



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