The grant awards promote continued community health center improvements in the following categories: expanding access to comprehensive care, improving care quality and outcomes, increasing comprehensive care delivery in a cost-effective way, addressing health disparities, advancing the use of health information technology, and delivering patient-centered care.
"This week's awards recognize especially high-achieving health centers. America's health centers are essential to producing results on our actionable public health challenges, like HIV/AIDS and the opioid crisis, as well as to building a healthcare system that delivers better value and puts the patient at the center," said HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
The Quality Improvement grants were awarded to 1,273 community health centers across all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), health centers will use these funds to continue to improve quality, efficiency, and the effectiveness of health care delivery in the communities they serve.
"Health Center Partners' members are at the forefront of high-quality care, serving more than 800,000 patients across southern California," said Henry Tuttle, President and CEO of Health Center Partners. "We congratulate our members for positively contributing to the physical and mental health of their patients and for being vital economic drivers in the southern California region."
The following Health Center Partners' member health centers received funding in one or more categories:
Borrego Health was awarded a total of $383,223
San Ysidro Health was awarded a total of $290,590
Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo, Inc. was awarded a total of $85,000
Community Health Systems, Inc. was awarded a total of $50,000
Imperial Beach Community Clinic was awarded a total of $87,478
La Maestra Community Health Centers was awarded a total of $114,545
Mountain Health was awarded a total of $50,000
Neighborhood Healthcare was awarded a total of $234,038
North County Health Services was awarded a total of $153,050
San Diego American Indian Health Center was awarded a total of $44,682
San Diego Family Care was awarded a total of $112,265
Vista Community Clinic was awarded a total of $153,525
Member health centers receiving special recognition include Borrego Health receiving $232,000 in the Clinical Quality Improvement award category - the highest award amount in the state; San Ysidro Health receiving $111,000 in the Health Center Quality Leaders award category - among the top four of all California community health centers; and Imperial Beach Health Center receiving $34,000 in the National Quality Leader category - one of only eight California community health centers recognized in this category statewide.
About Health Center Partners of Southern California Health Center Partners of Southern California, a family of companies, includes a 17-membership organization of federally qualified health centers, Indian Health Services Organizations, both urban and sovereign, and Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest. Our members collectively serve more than 800,000 patients each year, for 3.2 million patient visits each year, at 135 practice sites across San Diego, Riverside, Imperial counties, with the seventh largest provider group in the region http://www.hcpsocal.org