The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $2,076,473 in Quality Improvement Awards to 23 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in New Jersey. Health centers will use these funds to build upon their 2017 achievements to continue to improve quality, efficiency, and the value of health care delivery in the communities they serve. Awards are funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The awards were announced during with National Health Center Week, which is an annual celebration to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s FQHCs over the past five decades.
“Especially as we celebrate National Health Center Week, we are pleased to see so many Federally Qualified Health Centers receive Quality funding awards from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). FQHCs, also known as Community Health Centers provide high quality, cost efficient care to people every day in every county of our state. We are proud to see that the FQHC standard of excellence, commitment and effort has been acknowledged with these awards,” said Jillian Hudspeth, President and CEO of New Jersey Primary Care Association.
Total Funding to New Jersey: 23 awards totaling $2,076,473
“NJPCA congratulates the 23 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in New Jersey who received Quality funding awards. It is an honor to be recognized as national leaders in advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) and achieving Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition. We commend all of the FQHCs for continuing to provide high quality, affordable primary care to the communities they serve,” said Jillian Hudspeth.
The 23 Federally Qualified Health Centers who received funding in New Jersey include:
Seven New Jersey Federally Qualified Health Centers in New Jersey received Quality Leader awards. Health Center Quality Leaders were among the top 30 percent of all HRSA-supported health centers that achieved the best overall clinical outcomes, demonstrating high-quality across their clinical operations. Benchmarks were determined by mathematically adjusting for certain health center characteristics facilitating comparisons across health centers, and sorting health centers into quartiles for each clinical quality measure.
New Jersey Quality Leaders include:
Horizon Health Center; Jewish Renaissance Foundation; Jewish Renaissance Medical Center; Neighborhood Health Services Corporation; North Hudson Community Action Corporation; Eric B. Chandler Health Center; and Zufall Health Center.
Nearly $125 million in Quality Improvement grants was awarded to 1,352 community health centers across all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. For a list of FY 2018 Quality Improvement Awards recipients, visit: https://bphc.hrsa.gov/programopportunities/fundingopportunities/qualityimprovement/index.html.
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