Community Health Quality Recognition (CHQR) Badges

The CHQR badges recognize Health Center Program awardees and look-alikes (LALs) that have made notable quality improvement achievements for the most recent UDS reporting period. This chart displays the potential badges that health centers may receive and the criteria for selection.

National Quality Leader

Represent the top 1 to 2% of all health centers that meet or exceed national benchmarks for one or more of the clinical quality measure (CQMs) groups that promote behavioral health, diabetes health, and heart health.

National Quality Leader

Health Center Quality Leader

Achieve the best overall clinical quality measure (CQM) performance among all health centers and are recognized in the following tiers: Gold (top 10%), Silver (top 11-20%), or Bronze top (21-30%).

Health Center Quality Leader Gold Health Center Quality Leader SilverHealth Center Quality Leader Bronze

Access Enhancer

Increase the total number of patients they serve and the number of patients who receive at least one comprehensive service (mental health, substance abuse, vision, dental, and/or enabling) by at least 5%.

Access Enhancer

Health Disparities Reducer

Meet or exceed Healthy People goals in the areas of low birth weight, hypertension, or uncontrolled diabetes for at least one racial/ethnic minority group, and also demonstrate at least a 10% improvement in the areas of low birth weight, hypertension, or uncontrolled diabetes for at least one racial/ethnic group.

Health Disparities Reducer

Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality

Meet all criteria to optimize HIT services that advance telehealth, patient engagement, interoperability, and collection of social determinants of health to increase access to care and advance quality of care.

Advancing HIT for Quality

Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition (PCMH):

Achieve PCMH recognition in one or more delivery sites.

PCMP

COVID-19 Data Reporter

Supported data for public health emergencies with response rates of 90% or more to the weekly Health Center COVID-19 Survey from April 10, 2020 to July 2, 2021.

COVID-19 Data Reporter

COVID-19 Testing

Tested more than 50% of their 2020 reported UDS patient populations from April 10, 2020 to July 2, 2021 and have a response rate of at least 50% to the weekly Health Center COVID-19 Survey.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Administered vaccines to more than 70% of their 2020 reported UDS patient populations from April 10 to July 2, 2021, and have a response rate of at least 50% to the weekly Health Center COVID-19 Survey.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

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Date Last Reviewed:  August 2021