Yanceyville, NC: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced grant awards this past week to 1,304 community health centers to build upon the health centers achievements in providing high quality comprehensive care. Caswell Family Medical Center is one of the centers awarded, and will receive $35,287.00 to expand current quality improvement systems and infrastructure to improve primary care service delivery in Caswell County.
“Millions of Americans rely on health centers to provide them with quality health care,” said Dr. Mary Wakefield, HHS Acting Deputy Secretary. “These quality improvement awards will support health centers to continue to provide superior health care that engages patients, improves care coordination and bridges overall access to care.”
Health Centers like Caswell Family Medical Center are receiving these funds based upon high levels of performance in one or more of the following categories: Improving Quality of Care, Advancing Health Equity, Maintaining Patient-Center Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition, Enhancing Access to Care, and Delivering Value. This funding comes from the Affordable Care Act’s Community Health Center (CHC) Fund, which was extended with bipartisan support in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015.
“Health centers are evaluated on a set of performance measures emphasizing health outcomes and value of care delivered,” said Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Acting Administrator Jim Macrae. “These measures provide a balanced, comprehensive look at services to manage conditions among the vulnerable populations served by health centers.”
“Caswell Family Medical Center is the proud of the recognition associated with having provided health care the way that it should be: patient focused and driven to reduce the communities’ barriers to achieving the best health care outcomes possible,” says Caswell Family Medical Center Chief Executive Officer, William Crumpton. “We are fortunate to have such a committed and dedicated team of health care professionals working to meet the health care needs of Caswell County residents.”