Community Health Center Recognized by HRSA for Quality Improvements in 2022November 22, 2022
Mashpee – The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded multiple commendations to Community Health Center for outstanding quality improvement. Most notably, Community Health Center has received Silver Certification as a Health Center Quality Leader based on quality measures they implement for the patients they serve. In addition to this award, Community Health Center has been recognized with a number of other honors, including the following.
Access Enhancer, recognizing CHCs that increased the total number of patients and the number of patients who receive at least one comprehensive service by at least 5% during consecutive years. Advancing HIT for Quality, recognizing CHCs that meet all criteria to optimize Health Information Technology (HIT) services. Addressing Social Risk Factors, recognizing CHCs that are screening for social risk factors impacting patient health, and are increasing access to enabling services. Health Disparities Reducer, recognizing CHCs that qualify for the Access Enhancer award, and meet clinical measures related to low birth weight, hypertension control and uncontrolled diabetes. Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition (PCMH), recognizing CHCs with PCMH Recognition in one or more delivery sites.
“Community Health Center staff have been continuously working together in order to mitigate lapses in our patient’s health maintenance,” said Dr. Kristy Brown, CHC’s Associate Medical Director for Quality Improvement. “We are focusing on what can be done beyond their visits to ensure they are engaged in their own wellness. With new programs such as Remote Patient Monitoring and Lifestyle Medicine, we are able to take a more comprehensive approach to care for our community.”
These awards recognize the highest-performing health centers nationwide as well as the health centers that have made significant quality improvement gains from the previous year.