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Quality Improvement Fund (QIF) - Innovation and Quality Improvement

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The Health Center Quality Improvement Fund (QIF) supports health centers to pilot new ideas and projects to improve primary care services and delivery.

Using QIF funding, health centers test ideas and learn from each other.

We will:

  • Analyze and share promising practices and lessons learned
  • Share solutions and scale them across the Health Center Program

How we expect to make an impact

We want to accelerate innovative advancements in how health centers deliver care.

The goal is to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities for medically underserved and vulnerable populations.

QIF-Optimizing Virtual Care

Twenty-nine (29) health centers received funding for QIF-Optimizing Virtual Care (OVC) to help develop, implement, and evaluate new strategies for virtual care. These strategies help increase access to care and improve clinical quality.

QIF-OVC Toolkit

Get guidance and resources about how to plan, deliver, evaluate, and sustain virtual care.  

Quality Improvement Fund Optimizing Virtual Care Toolkit: Insights & Tools from 29 Health Centers (PDF - 2 MB)

Virtual Care Implementation Briefs

QIF-OVC award recipients share insights and lessons learned. Get ideas and tips for new or improved virtual care.

Journey maps

Understand the challenges some patient groups experience with virtual care and learn how to make it easier for patients to access.

Begin here: Guide to the Virtual Care Journey Maps: Background, Tips, and Glossary for Review (PDF - 218 KB)

Create your journey map:

Awardee stories

QIF-Maternal Health

Thirty-six (36) health centers received funding for QIF-Maternal Health (QIF-MH) to develop and pilot care delivery models. These models must be innovative, patient-centered, and scalable. They must also address the clinical and health-related social drivers of disparities in maternal health.

QIF-Transitions in Care for Justice-Involved Populations (TJI)

Health centers will use the FY 2025 QIF-TJI funding to strengthen transitions in care for people who will soon be released from jail or prison.

This increases their access to community-based, high-quality primary care services.

Contact us

QIF Health Center Program Support

Complete the BPHC Contact Form.

Call 877-464-4772 (select option 1) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday (except federal holidays).

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