The following Health Center Partners members received awards from HHS:
In total, $1,309,678 has been awarded to Health Center Partners members through this grant, building on the consortium's history of implementing highly effective programs and continuously improving policies and practices to positively impact community health. Health Center Partners members received 10 percent of the total funds distributed to centers within California, despite representing only seven percent of total recipients in the state.
"Quality of care is our number one priority, and we recognize that effective health information technology is critical to ensuring our patients receive appropriate and timely services," said Imperial Beach Community Clinic Executive Director Constance Kirk. "This HHS funding will allow our centers in Imperial Beach and Nestor to implement advanced electronic health records and other integrated systems to make more informed decisions about patient care delivery and better support our growing patient base."
"Health centers across the country are instrumental in providing high-quality, comprehensive primary health care to millions of people," said HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. "This investment will help unlock health care data and put it to work, improving health outcomes and building a better health care system for the American people."
About Health Center Partners
Health Center Partners (formerly Council of Community Clinics) and its subsidiaries serve as the nexus for its members and partners to transform primary care through the power of innovation and collaboration. Our health policy, public affairs and advocacy efforts enhance the development of and recognition for our members who enrich the patient experience and improve the human condition through access to quality health care and related services for their diverse communities, with an emphasis on low-income and uninsured populations. For more information, visit www.hcpsocal.org.
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