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Names & Notes

Primary Health Care receives national recognition

Primary Health Care received $66,000 and national recognition of its improvements in clinical quality measures from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This supplemental grant will be used to further improve health outcomes and the value of healthcare the center delivers to the underserved and underinsured living in Central Iowa.

This August, Primary Health Care received two Quality Improvement Awards from HHS including recognition for Advancing Health Information Technology and being a Quality, Patient-Centered Medical Home. These awards recognize improvements PHC has made to provide effective health care for underserved communities in Central Iowa.

“Our health centers in Iowa deliver high-quality care to people who may not be able to access other care settings for a variety of reasons,” Aaron Todd, CEO of the Iowa Primary Care Association, said. “The prices are consistently less while the health outcomes are the same or better. We are proud that our centers received this distinction and we know they will use the awards to continue to improve the services they provide to all Iowans.”

Community health centers throughout the state of Iowa received $1,330,915 total from the QIA grants in Fiscal Year 2018. Health centers can receive grants for substantial improvements in health outcomes, expanding access to comprehensive care, reducing the cost of care delivery, addressing health disparities, utilizing Health Information Technology services and receiving Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition. Health centers can receive more than one award in a fiscal year.

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