TrueCare, a nonprofit community-based health center serving San Diego and Riverside Counties, has been honored with the Health Center Quality Leader (HCQL) Silver badge for achieving the best overall clinical quality performance and improving health outcomes for patients in rural and underserved communities. This distinction is awarded to the top 20 percent of health centers nationwide by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
HRSA awards Community Health Quality Recognition (CHQR) badges to health centers that have achieved the highest levels of clinical quality measure performance in areas such as access, quality, health equity, health information technology, social risk factors screenings, and COVID-19 public health emergency response.
“The acknowledgment holds immense importance for TrueCare as it recognizes our commitment and adherence to high-quality performance benchmarks set by HRSA, with a profound impact on patients and the diverse communities we serve,” said Dr. Marie Russell, TrueCare’s Chief Medical Officer/Chief Operating Officer. “This accolade is a testament to the collective delivery of compassionate care that enhances patient care and health outcomes.”
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) like TrueCare play a vital role in consistently providing care and improving health outcomes for over 30 million patients who face significant barriers to affordable health care access. This includes care across various clinical areas, such as behavioral health, maternal health, diabetes health, heart health, cancer screenings, and HIV prevention, as well as overall quality performance.
“Health centers are an essential part of America’s health care safety net, providing access to high-quality preventive and primary care in the highest need communities across the country,” said HRSA Administrator Carole Johnson. “We at HRSA are proud to support and partner with these health centers, which not only provide care to patients regardless of their ability to pay but also consistently deliver excellent care that exceeds national quality standards.”
For more information about TrueCare, visit www.truecare.org. For information on 2023 CHQR badge recipients, visit https://data.hrsa.gov/topics/health-centers/chqr. Learn more about the Health Center Program at https://bphc.hrsa.gov/about-health-centers/health-center-program-impact-growth