CDFI Fund schedules health center financing webinars

May 28, 2015

WASHINGTON (5/28/15)--Five free webinars on financing health centers will be presented in the coming weeks by the U.S. Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund.

The free webinars are part of the fund’s Capacity Building Initiative’s “Financing Community Health Centers” series.

The series was launched in 2013 as a way to build the capacity of CDFIs to successfully finance and provide services to community health centers in underserved communities. As of April 30, credit unions make up 254 of 950 CDFIs nationwide.

The schedule for the five upcoming webinars are:

  • June 3, 2 p.m. (ET): “Identifying the Risks of Health Center Lending.” An analysis of the differences between failed or failing health centers and their more successful counterparts and a look at potential early warning signs of future financial distress when underwriting health center loan requests;
  • June 8, 2 p.m. (ET): “Leveraging Human Resources Service Administration (HRSA) Capital Grants through a New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Structure.” A look at the “Dos and Don’ts” of leveraging HRSA grants, including how to structure HRSA grants with bridge loans and align the HRSA approval process with a typical NMTC closing process;
  • June 18, 2 p.m. (ET): “Navigating Online Community Health Center (CHC) Data Resources for Market Needs Assessments.” This webinar will help CDFIs navigate the online resources available to assess market needs for CHC services, including, sources detailing local conditions and needs and multiple levels of CHC data;
  • June 23, 2 p.m. (ET): “Changing Revenue Landscapes for CHCs.” Topics related to the changing revenue landscape for community health centers, including caring for uninsured patients, Medicaid expansion and the potential impact of ongoing health care reform initiatives; and
  • July 7, 2 p.m. (ET): “Updated Financial and Operating Metrics and Trends.” This webinar will cover health center financial and operating metrics and trends from 2010 to 2013, for use in loan underwriting.

 All webinars are free and open to the public, but registration is required before the start time for each individual session.