Cape Cod Times – Community Health Center recognized by federal government

December 13, 2017

Cape Cod TimesCommunity Health Center of Cape Cod has been recognized by the Bureau of Primary Health Care as a Health Center Quality Leader, according to a statement from the Mashpee-based health organization.

The center was one of just 13 health centers in Massachusetts to receive the award, which covers the 2016 calendar year.

Each February, the health center submits a uniform data submission report to the federal government, which includes a number of productivity and outcome measures from the prior year. For 2016, the outcomes ranked in the top 25 percent of all health centers nationwide for four measures: cervical cancer screening, adults screened for tobacco use, controlling high blood pressure and managing diabetes, the statement says.

The Bureau of Primary Health care is part of the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.