- Diabetes Quality Improvement Initiative: HRSA provides health centers with information about the initiative, promising practices, and resources to improve the quality of their diabetes programs.
- National Training and Technical Assistance Partners, Primary Care Associations and Primary Care Offices: These partners provide training and technical assistance to health centers.
- Community Health Quality Recognition (CHQR): CHQR badges recognize Health Center Program awardees and look-alikes (LALs) that have made notable quality improvement achievements in areas of access, quality, health equity, and health information technology for the most recent Uniform Data System reporting period.
- Health Center Workforce Well-being Initiative: HRSA will examine the factors that affect workforce well-being, distribute evidence-based practices promoting workforce well-being, and target technical assistance.
- Risk Management and Quality Improvement: HRSA provides risk management and quality improvement resources to support free clinics and health centers participating in the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Program.
Health Center Program Quality Improvement initiatives align with the National Quality Strategy and support the efforts of health centers toward:
- Better care for patients
- Healthy communities
- Lower health care costs
These initiatives assist health centers in the development and implementation of ongoing quality improvement through an array of policies and programs, funding, training and technical assistance, data and information sharing, and partnerships and collaborations.
National Quality Recognition
The HRSA Accreditation and Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Initiative supports recognition for health centers that meet national quality standards. HRSA contracts with these accreditation and recognition organizations to support, evaluate, and recognize participating health centers for meeting standards for ambulatory health care accreditation, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition, or both:
- The Joint Commission (TJC): Ambulatory health care accreditation and PCMH recognition
- The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC): Ambulatory health care accreditation and PCMH recognition
- The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA): PCMH recognition
Expansion and Integration of Health Services
- Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration
- HIV, Hepatitis, and Health Centers
- Oral Health and Primary Care Integration
- Quality Family Planning Services (PDF - 487 KB)
This technical assistance resource highlights the Health Center Program requirement that health centers provide obstetrics, gynecology, and voluntary family planning services to their patients, as well as current evidence-based recommendations, training, and other resources to support health centers to provide high quality primary health care services in these areas.