TCCH receives Community Health Quality Recognition badges for 2022

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Community Health Quality Recognition (CHQR) badges from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recognize health centers that made quality achievements in the areas of access, quality, health equity, health information technology and COVID-19 contributions to the public health emergency response in data collection, testing and vaccinations. 

Treasure Coast Community Health (TCCH) proudly accepts four CHQR badges:

Access Enhancer: Increases 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 (HIIT) For Quality: Meeting all criteria to optimize HIT services that advance telehealth, patient engagement, interoperability, and collection of social determinants of health to increase access to care and advance quality of care. Forty-seven percent centers met this criteria.

Addressing Social Risk Factors: Recognizes health centers that are screening for social risk factors impacting patient health and are increasing access to enabling services.

Patient Centered Medical Home: Achieves PCMH recognition in delivering high-quality, affordable primary care. The PCMH model is patient-centered, culturally appropriate and healthcare team-based, coordinating care across TCCH services.  PCMH models have effective chronic disease management, increased patient and provider satisfaction, cost savings, improved quality of care, and increased preventive care.

As a community health center, TCCH is held to extremely high standards of care, higher than private physicians and health organizations. “A major focus of our mission is to provide accessible and affordable care, to those with and without insurance. TCCH continually looks for ways to close the healthcare gaps, be it a specific service, a more accessible way to reach patients or recognizing an impactful social risk factor. These badges prove our efforts to provide high-quality healthcare for all is working,” TCCH CEO Vicki Soulé said.

About TCCH

TCCH is a nonprofit, providing comprehensive, high-quality health care to more than 26,000 insured, underinsured and uninsured patients. TCCH, Indian River County’s only Federally Qualified Health Center, has eight locations providing medical, vision, dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy services. TCCH offers a sliding fee discount based on household income and family size. For more information, visit tcchinc.org or call 772-257-8224. 

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