HealthLinc has been awarded the Health Center Quality Improvement FY 2017 Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The funds are given when quality measures are met and used by health centers to continue improving the effectiveness and quality of health care provided to their communities.
“Americans deserve a health care system that’s affordable, accessible, of the highest quality, with ample choices, driven by world-leading innovations and responsive to the needs of the individual patient,” said Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Tom Price, in a release from Tuesday, August 15. “Supporting health centers across the country helps to achieve that mission.”
HealthLinc received grants in four categories including EHR Reporter’s for $10,500, Clinical Quality Improvers for $22,013, Health Center Quality Leaders for $33,563, and Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for $55,000 for a total of $121,076.
“We continue to see greater need for the services provided by community health centers, and we want to be able to meet those needs,” states Beth Wrobel, HealthLinc CEO. “These grant awards are very important for our ability to continue to provide and expand quality health care to our patients.”
New data from Human Resource Service Administration (HRSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows that in 2016, 26 million people, or 1 in 12 U.S. residents, relied on a HRSA-funded health center for their primary health care.
For more information about HealthLinc and the Health Center Quality Improvement Grant, contact April Currier at (888) 580-1060 ext. 2798 or [email protected]
HealthLinc, Inc. (www.healthlincchc.org) is a not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center that provides primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services to people of all ages regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. HealthLinc clinics are located in Valparaiso, Valparaiso Porter-Starke Services, Michigan City, Knox, Mishawaka, South Bend, and East Chicago, and accept Medicare, Medicaid, Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), some commercial insurance plans, and uninsured patients on a sliding-fee scale based on their income.