2017 Conference - Beginning with the end in mind: The 10 year process from vision to sustainability of an urban community health center

This session will describe the process for establishing a community health center from a Neighborhood Transformation (NT) perspective in an urban setting. Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center was established to meet the needs of the medically underserved low income population in West Louisville, KY. With a NT framework and a FQHC model, Shawnee evolved to become a key part of the community and a leader in neighborhood transformation efforts while maintaining both the mission and margin. This success was in large part due to the Board of Director's leadership and decision-making processes from day one. Phyllis Platt