How Badges are Determined
NOAH, along with all other FQHCs and look-alikes are required to report a core set of information known as the UDS or Uniform Data System to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) every calendar year. This data includes patient characteristics, services provided, clinical processes and health outcomes, patients’ use of services, staffing, costs, and revenues. Upon review of this information, Health Centers are awarded Community Health Quality Recognition (CHQR) badges for notable quality improvement achievements in the areas of access, quality, health equity, health information technology, and COVID-19 public health emergency response.
NOAH was awarded the following badges:
Increased the total number of patients 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%.
Addressing Social Risk Factors
Conducted regular screening for social risk factors impacting patient health and increased the proportion of patients receiving enabling services.
Health Disparities Reducer
Achieved at least a 10% improvement in low birth weight, hypertension control, and/or uncontrolled diabetes for at least one racial/ethnic group, while maintaining or improving overall performance; and/or met specific benchmarks in these areas for all racial/ethnic groups.
Advancing Health Information Technology
Utilize an electronic health record (EHR) system, offer telehealth services, exchange clinical information electronically with key healthcare providers, engage patients through health IT, and collect data on patient social risk factors.
National Quality Leader – Behavioral Health
NOAH was the only organization in the state to receive this badge!
Met or exceeded national benchmarks for depression remission, depression screening, and follow-up; at least 5% of all patients receiving Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), and at least a 10% increase in patients receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT).
Patient Centered Medical Home
Achieved PCMH recognition in one or more delivery sites.
Visit HRSA’s Community Health Quality Recognition Dashboard for a complete list of award categories and badges earned by health center organizations in Arizona and throughout the country.