The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the awarding of $105 million to Health Center’s for quality improvement initiatives. Community Health Centers play an important role by providing a range of primary care related services in their local communities.
According to Health Resources & Services Adminstration (HRSA) Administrator Dr. George Sigounas “today’s awards will help health centers to provide their communities with high quality, affordable primary care. Quality care remains a critical trait of the Health Center Program, especially because health centers are treating more patients than ever before.”
The HHS funding awards are intended to assist Health Centers continues their initiatives in the areas of: Increasing Access to Care, Health Disparities, Quality of Care, Value Based Care, and attainment of the Patient Centered Medical Home Designation. These initiatives can bring a positive impact to the communities served by each health center.
According to HHS Secretary Tom Price “Americans deserve a healthcare system that’s affordable, accessible, of the highest quality, with ample choices, driven by world-leading innovations, and responsive to the needs of the individual patient. Supporting health centers across the country helps to achieve that mission.”