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2017 Health Center Leader

To further its promise to improve the overall quality, effectiveness, and value of health care services for the more than 27 million patients served at health centers, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA’s) provides annual Quality Improvement Awards (QIA). These awards identify the highest performing health centers nationwide as well as those health centers that have made significant quality improvement gains from the previous year.

This award support the national goal to improve access to quality health care and directly supports the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s goal of moving towards a value-based payment system by improving the quality, efficiency, and overall value of primary health care delivered by health centers.

In FY 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $125 million in Quality Improvement Awards to 1,352 community health centers across all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. Health centers will use these funds to build upon their 2017 achievements to continue to improve quality, efficiency, and the value of health care delivery in the communities they serve.


Katy Trail Community Health received the Health Center Quality Leader Award a designation recognizing KTCH as one of the top 30% percent of community health centers in overall clinical performance.


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