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Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and the Health Center Program – About This Guide


This guide is maintained by Karen Davis. For questions or comments about this guide, or for further assistance with using this guide, please contact Karen at

RHIhub wishes to acknowledge the following individuals, who have contributed their time and expertise to ensure that this guide is as useful and up-to-date as possible:

Selection Criteria

This topic guide is designed to serve both as an introduction to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and the Health Center Program and as a reference that collects the “best of the best” resources: selected documents, organizations, tools, funding opportunities, news items, events, and program examples.

Every effort has been made to ensure that this guide includes the most informative, useful, up-to-date, accessible resources which are publicly available. The aim, in this regard, is to be selective, not comprehensive – to collect and emphasize the best resources.

RHIhub’s staff reviews each guide annually and removes resources which have become dated or less-useful due to the dynamic nature of rural health. New resources are added continually throughout each year.

RHIhub’s collection contains thousands of useful and important resources which are not listed on a topic guide. All of RHIhub’s collection is accessible via our site-wide search or by contacting our information specialists directly for customized assistance.

Citing This Guide

Much of the information included in this guide, including data, is taken from other sources, which are identified in the guide text. We recommend citing the original source rather than RHIhub in those cases. To cite the guide as a whole:

Rural Health Information Hub, 2021. Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and the Health Center Program [online]. Rural Health Information Hub. Available at: [Accessed 24 September 2023]

Last Reviewed: 12/13/2021