The Community Health Quality Recognition (CHQR) badges recognize Health Center Program awardees and look-alikes (LALs) that have made notable quality improvement achievements in the areas of access, quality, health equity, health information technology, and COVID-19 public health emergency response for the most recent Uniform Data System (UDS) reporting period.
Crescent Community Health Center (Crescent) was awarded the Gold Health Center Quality Leader, Access Enhancer, Health Disparities Reducer, Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality, and Patient Centered Medical Home badges. Below is further detail on each badge:
- Health Center Quality Leaders achieve the best overall clinical quality measure (CQM) performance among all health centers. They are recognized in the following tiers: Gold (top 10%), Silver (top 11-20%), or Bronze top (21-30%).
- Access Enhancer: Recognize health centers that increase the total number of patients they serve 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%.
- Health Disparities Reducer recognizes health centers that:
- Meet benchmarks for all racial/ethnic groups served within the most recent UDS reporting year in the areas of low birth weight, hypertension, or uncontrolled diabetes.Demonstrate at least a 10% improvement in the areas of low birth weight, hypertension, or uncontrolled diabetes for at least one racial/ethnic group.
- Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality: Recognizes health centers that meet all criteria to optimize HIT services. Eligibility is calculated using 2021 UDS data. Health centers must meet the following five criteria:
- Adopted an electronic health record (EHR) systemOffers telehealth services
- Exchanges clinical information electronically with key providers health care settings
- Engages patients through health IT
- Collects data on patient social risk factors
- Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition (PCMH): Recognizes health centers with PCMH recognition in one or more delivery sites.
“I am extraordinarily proud of the entire Crescent team for their ongoing dedication to serving our patients. Their passion for providing high-quality care is what keeps our clinic earning these top awards year after year,” said Gary Collins, Chief Executive Officer. “It is also important to recognize our patients in this process. With accessible the tools and knowledge offered by Crescent and our providers, they are taking ownership of their health and making strides to live long, healthy lives.”
Crescent Community Health Center first opened its doors in October of 2006. Crescent was founded by a group of dedicated board members made up of community stakeholders who identified the need for primary medical and dental care for underserved populations. Since then, Crescent has been providing high-quality primary and preventive medical and dental care to members of the community.