These are interesting times for Community Health Centers. Both opportunities and challenges present themselves in health care reform, expansion of health centers and a shrinking primary care workforce. The current Quality Agenda for health centers is one of growth and integration. The patient centered medical home (PCMH), community partnerships, and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have emerged as important strategies in how the nation's health centers deliver and maintain excellent primary care for underserved populations. Electronic Health Records and "going paperless" strengthen the ability of health centers to increase capacity and improve performance consistent with the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) quality standards of timeliness, efficiency, equality, safety, effectiveness and patient-centeredness.
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Clinical Quality – Here are tools, information and resources on key and timely issues for health centers, including Behavioral Health, Hepatitis C, HIV Screening, LGBT Health, Medical Home, and Risk Management.
Clinical Workforce – Attracting, retaining and supporting a capable workforce is of the highest importance for health centers. NACHC provides information on recruitment, growth and innovation as well as resources specifically for Medical Directors new to their position in the clinical workforce.
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