The Community Health Quality Recognition (CHQR) badges recognize Health Center Program awardees and look-alikes (LALs) that have made notable quality improvement achievements in the areas of access, quality, health equity, health information technology, and COVID-19 public health emergency response for the most recent UDS reporting period.
Increase the total number of patients served and the number of patients who receive at least one comprehensive service (mental health, substance abuse, vision, dental, and/or enabling) by at least 5%.
Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality
Meets all criteria to optimize HIT services that advance telehealth, patient engagement, interoperability, and collection of social determinants of health data to increase access to care and advance quality of care.
Health Disparities Reducer
Demonstrates improvements in select clinical quality measures during consecutive uniform data system (UDS) reporting years (2020 and 2021 UDS) for at least one racial/ethnic groups; or meets established benchmarks for all racial/ethnic groups served within the most recent UDS reporting year.
Health Center Quality Leader
Achieve the best overall clinical quality measure performance among all health centers Silver (top 11-20%)
Addressing Social Risk Factors
Recognizes health centers that are screening for social risk factors impacting patient health and are increasing access to enabling services.
CHANGE, Inc. Awarded Community Health Center Quality Recognition (CHQR) Badges
The CHQR badges recognize Health Center Program awardees that have made notable quality improvement achievements in the areas of access, quality, health equity, and health information technology for the most recent UDS reporting period. Additionally, COVID-19 badges were introduced to recognize health centers’ contributions to the public health emergency response in the areas of data collection, testing, and vaccinations.
CHANGE, Inc. was recently awarded 4 new badges including 2 recognizing efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic including the “COVID-19 Data Reporter” recognizing our supporting data for public health emergencies with response rates of 90% or more to the weekly Health Center COVID-19 Survey from April 10, 2020 to July 2, 2021, and the “COVID-19 Vaccinations” badge for administering vaccines to more than 70% of our 2020 reported patient populations from April 10 to July 2, 2021.
The “Advancing HIT for Quality” badge for meeting all criteria to optimize HIT (Health Information Technology) services that advance telehealth, patient engagement, interoperability, and collection of social determinants of health to increase access to care and advance quality of care.
“Patient Centered Medical Home” (PCMH) recognition. The patient-centered medical home is a model of care that puts patients at the forefront of care. PCMHs build better relationships between patients and their clinical care teams.
Research shows that PCMHs improve quality and the patient experience, and increase staff satisfaction—while reducing health care costs. Practices that earn recognition have made a commitment to continuous quality improvement and a patient-centered approach to care.