FHC is a Quality Leader
Family Health Centers, Inc. (FHC) received $242,324 from the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) under its Quality Improvement Awards (QIA). FHC, which serves more than 43,000 medically underserved patients annually through a network of eight primary care locations, received the highest quality award among Kentucky’s 22 community health center grantees. The purpose of HRSA’s QIA is to recognize and reward the highest performing health centers nationwide as well as health centers that take steps to significantly improve quality in key indicators.
Family Health Centers received recognition and funding in six out of eight QIA award areas, including awards in Health Center Quality Leaders, Access Enhancers, and Patient Centered Medical Home recognitions. Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) submit Uniform Data System, a universal set of demographic, quality, and cost data to HRSA each February. HRSA publishes this data each August and makes QIA decisions based upon the 15 quality of care indicators all FHQCs report. Uniform System Data submitted by FHC for 2018 shows improvement nine out of 15 indicators year-over-year, and FHC meet or exceeded National results in 13 out of 15 health outcomes indicators.
Click here to read the HRSA Quality Improvement Awards press release.
Click here to view the HRSA’s Quality Improvement Kentucky Award Announcement.