[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Once again Fair Haven Community Health Care has been recognized as a high achieving health center by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA), and has received the gold level designation. This places FHCHC in the top 10% of the 1,400 community health centers across the country and reflects our strong commitment to high quality clinical care. The full announcement can be found here.

In addition to the Health Center Quality Leader distinction, we were also recognized for our work in Clinical Quality Improvements, as well as for Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Advancing Heath Information Technology. These Quality Improvement Awards honor the highest performing health centers nationwide.

FHCHC also received part of a $400 million federal funding award to increase access to services for substance use disorder and mental health. The number of patients receiving medication-based treatment (MBT) for opioid addiction at HRSA-funded health centers has increased dramatically:  142%, from 2016 to 2018. FHCHC remains at the forefront of this expansion. With continued emphasis on Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services, FHCHC is addressing the needs of the Greater New Haven community, providing services to all patients, regardless of ability to pay.

This week FHCHC was also recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for our Patient-Centered Medical Home achievements. FHCHC is one of only three primary care organizations in Connecticut which can claim the distinction of being certified as PCMH centers by both NCQA and The Joint Commission.

“This national recognition reflects the hard work of everyone on our staff, especially the clinical teams,” said CEO Dr. Suzanne Lagarde. “We are honored to provide high quality care to the nearly 18,000 patients who call us their medical home and rely on us for good health.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]