EIHC Receives Community Health Center Quality Recognition (CHQR) Badges from the Health Resources and Services Administration

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently awarded Community Health Quality Recognition (CHQR) badges. These 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, and health information technology for the most recent Uniform Data System (UDS) reporting period: 2020.

Eastern Iowa Health Center (EIHC) achieved badges for Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition accreditation and Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality. Additional information on these badges include:

  • Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition: Recognizes health centers with PCMH recognition in one or more delivery sites.
  • Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality: Recognizes health centers that meet 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.

EIHC also achieved top quartile rankings in four outcome metrics:

  • Controlling High Blood Pressure
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Cervical Cancer Screening

“The awards recognize our achievements in our daily focus of providing critical, primary and preventive quality care for some of the community’s most vulnerable members. I would like to thank the entire EIHC team for their hard work in ensuring our continued high-quality care and accessibility, which ultimately led to these nationally recognized awards,” said Joe Lock, President & CEO. “Our staff of professionals is thoroughly committed to serving our patients with an array of health services every day, so we’re very pleased and proud to be honored for that quality work.”