Cape Cod Community Health Center Recognized for 2022 Improvements


MASHPEE, MA – The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded the community health center several commendations for outstanding quality improvement.

Most notably, the Community Health Center received Silver certification as a Health Center Quality Leader based on the quality measures it implements for the patients it serves. In addition to this award, the Community Health Center has received a number of other accolades, including the following.

Access Enhancer, recognizing CHCs that have increased the total number of patients and the number of patients receiving at least full service by at least 5% in consecutive years.

Advancing HIT for Quality, recognizing CHCs that meet all criteria to optimize health information technology (HIT) services. Address social risk factors, recognize CHCs that screen for social risk factors impacting patient health, and increase access to enabling services. Health Disparities Reducer, recognizing CHCs that qualify for the Access Enhancer award and meet clinical measures related to low birth weight, hypertension control, and uncontrolled diabetes. Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition (PCMH), recognizing HCCs with PCMH recognition in one or more delivery sites.

“Community Health Center staff have continually worked together to mitigate lapses in maintaining the health of our patients,” said Dr. Kristy Brown, Associate Medical Director for Quality Improvement at CHC.

“We are focusing on what can be done beyond their visits to ensure they are engaged in their own well-being. With new programs such as remote patient monitoring and lifestyle medicine, we are able to take a more holistic approach to caring for our community. »

These awards recognize the best performing health centers in the country as well as health centers that have made significant gains in quality improvement over the previous year.

To learn more about the Community Health Center, call (508) 477-7090 or visit

Community Health Center is a federally licensed, not-for-profit health center that provides access to health care for adults and children with MassHealth, Commonwealth Care, Medicare, private insurance, or no insurance. Services include primary and preventative care, dental care, behavioral health, pharmacy and coordinated case management in Bourne, Centerville, Falmouth, Sandwich and Mashpee. Visit the online health center at

This press release was produced by Falmouth Chamber of Commerce. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.

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