Creating a space for peer-to-peer discussion and engagement to work toward solving the complex health and social challenges underserved communities face requires bold leadership, agility, and deep understanding of the local context. Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), which serve one in five Medicaid beneficiaries and are rooted in local communities, have a long history of harnessing innovation and advocacy to take on pressing challenges. However, recent challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, economic and workforce strain, and limited resources across key federal programs have put significant strain on FQHCs and their leaders. To strengthen the momentum to drive change, the activities described below will invest in FQHC leaders and their vision, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit.
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