Forum Session

Shifting Sands: Health Center Finances Under Health Reform
March 20, 2015


Eileen Salinsky, MBA, Consultant


As a critical component of the nation's health care safety net, health centers have experienced significant growth in recent years. Managing this growth, while adapting to changing dynamics in the health insurance market, creates a host of new opportunities—and challenges—for health center. This Forum session reviewed the financing and business model of health centers, considered historical trends in key financial indicators, and explored how recently implemented ACA reforms have influenced health center operations and financial status.


Allison Coleman, MBA (bio)
Chief Executive Officer, Capital Link

Rachel A. Gonzales-Hanson (bio)
Chief Executive Officer, Community Health Development, Inc. (Texas)

Anita Monoian (bio)
Chief Executive Officer and President, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services (Washington)

Mark Meye, CPA (bio)
Director of Finance, Greater Prince William Community Health Centers (Virginia)

Ralph Silber, MPH (bio)
Executive Director, Alameda Health Consortium, Chief Executive Officer, Community Health Center Network (California)

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