FQHC Roles and Opportunities Related to Rural Hospital Closures

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) that serve rural communities face several interlocking challenges, including determining how to respond when a local hospital faces financial vulnerability or closure. To better understand the FQHC experience with rural hospital closures, Capital Link, with support from HRSA, is conducting a national assessment of FQHCs in rural communities. Through this effort, Capital Link hopes to identify and share successful strategies health centers have used to respond to this challenge.