Managing Ambulatory Health Care I: Introductory Course for Clinicians in Health Centers (MAHC1) is the first in a series of four Managing Ambulatory Health Care (MAHC) training courses offered by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC).

This four day course goes beyond the basics of being a new clinical director in a FQHC. MAHC1 focuses on skills that are essential to today’s health center environment. You will learn specific management skills that can help address the increasing need to generate tangible results which support the move to value-based care, including:

  • Financial Management
  • The Enhanced Role of the Clinical Director (Medical, Dental, Behavioral Health, etc.)
  • Clinical Operations
  • Productivity Management
  • Performance Compensation

Learning Objectives - Participants will be able to:

  • Read income statements and balance sheets to improve their ability to participate in financial decisions at the health center.
  • Develop an understanding of how to improve a number of common operational issues facing community health centers.
  • Develop an awareness of the political environment of health centers; learn crucial strategies to develop their leadership role within their community.


Paul Campbell, MPA, ScD, Lecturer on Management, Retired (1992 – 2017), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Gary Campbell, MPH, Chief Executive Officer, Johnson Health Center and Founder, Impact2Lead
Robert Hoch, MD, MPH, Senior Clinical Advisor, Harbor Health Services, Inc.