60 Community Health Centers in New York State Received More Than $6.4 Million
The Community Health Care Association of New York State today announced that 60 community health centers statewide received more than $6.4 million in Quality Improvement Awards from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). These Quality Improvement Awards recognize the highest-performing health centers in each state nationwide, as well as those health centers that have made significant quality improvement gains from the previous year.
The average award in New York State was $106,950 – 29% higher than the average award to health centers outside of the Empire State. Further, one-third of all NYS awardees received awards in at least four of the eight categories and eight received awards in at least six categories. But just one health center in New York State, the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, received the prestigious National Quality Leader designation. This is the fourth consecutive year that Charles B. Wang has received the most-exclusive award, which honors health centers who ranked in the top 2% nationwide on clinical quality measures.
Total Funding in New York State:
Access Enhancers:15 health centers received awards totaling $200,000
Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality:53 health centers received awards totaling $279,000
Clinical Quality Improvers:34 health centers received awards totaling $1,071,011
Health Center Quality Leaders:18 health centers received awards totaling $1,084,494
Health Disparities Reducers:14 health centers received awards totaling $389,000
National Quality Leaders:1 health centers received awards totaling $173,470
Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition:58 health centers received awards totaling $3,145,000
Value Enhancers:3 health centers received awards totaling $75,000
Total Received by NYS Health Centers: $6,416,975
To see a full list of all New York State health centers that received awards and the award total, click here. To read HRSA’s full QIA announcement, click here.
“New York’s Community Health Centers provide high-quality, cost-effective care to 2.4 million New Yorkers each year, and we are proud to see so many of our FQHCs recognized by HRSA with Quality Improvement Awards,” said CHCANYS President and CEO Rose Duhan. “CHCANYS will continue to work to ensure that Congress provides CHCs in New York and across the country with the funding they need to continue to provide care to those who need it most, regardless of immigration status, insurance, or the ability to pay.”
CHCANYS advocates for and supports community health centers across New York State. Our work helps to ensure that everyone in New York has access to high-quality health care – even if they don’t have insurance or can’t afford to pay. Our 70 member organizations provide services to 2.4 million New Yorkers at 800 locations statewide.