Tri-City Health Center was recognized as a National Quality Leader in 2018 by the Department of Health and Human Services last week.
The award is given annually to health centers across the United States who exceed national clinical quality benchmarks – including Health People 2020 goals – for chronic disease management, preventive care and/or prenatal care. Less than 3% of the nearly 1,400 health centers in the US are recognized as a National Quality Leader.
Healthy People 2020 is a decade-long set of objectives which target eliminating health disparities, addressing social determinants of health, improving access to quality care, strengthening public health services and improving availability and dissemination of health-related info. These goals will be rewritten in 2020 to target 2030.
TCHC was also recognized for being a Health Disparities Reducer and an Access Enhancer in 2018.
In 2017, TCHC served more than 25,000 patients, 95% of which are 200% below or at the poverty level.