Success Story: Highland Health Center

Congratulations to our friends in Gaston County NC on their Highland Health Center Grand Opening and Building Dedication last Tuesday, July 27!

A Gaston County team developed the business plan through the Management Academy to plan out how to co-locate health department and health center services. You can read more about the Grand Opening here.

This is a classic example of a public health business plan:
  • Starts from health needs
  • Identifies a key target market (in this case a specific section of the city)
  • Maps out a mutually beneficial alliance (in this case, the health department and the FQHC in the city)
  • Shows how the money will flow
Hats off to the whole team, and thanks to Health Director Colleen Bridger for sending them!

--Steve Orton