The Department of Health and Human Services will issue a total of $100 million to 1,304 health centers across the U.S. and in associated states to help update primary care service delivery in communities.
HHS said Thursday the funds will support health centers’ efforts to expand care quality systems and infrastructure.
The department selected awardees based on their efforts to maintain Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition; address health equity; and upgrade care quality, access and delivery.
“Health centers are evaluated on a set of performance measures emphasizing health outcomes and the value of care delivered,” said Jim Macrae, Health Resources and Services Administration acting administrator.
“These measures provide a balanced, comprehensive look at services to manage conditions among the vulnerable populations served by health centers,” Macrae added.
Executive Biz reported Aug. 5 HHS granted a total $8.6 million to 246 health centers in the continental U.S., Micronesia and the Northern Mariana Islands to help the centers achieve or increase PCMH recognition.