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Patient-Centered Medical Home in Free and Charitable Clinics

The patient-centered medical home is a model of primary care that is patient-centered, comprehensive, coordinated, accessible and committed to quality and safety. It is transforming care into what patients want it to be. 

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Americares, BD Advancing Community Health: Driving Quality Outcomes in Free and Charitable Clinics

Americares seeks to improve health outcomes at the population level by championing the safety net sector’s transition to a value-based health care delivery model. Our BD Advancing Community Health: Driving Quality Outcomes Program will support the implementation of national, evidence-based standards at the clinic-level. Americares will support free and charitable clinics to obtain recognition through the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as patient-centered medical homes. Quality improvement experts will help providers integrate behavioral health into primary care services, enabling them to offer holistic care to patients as part of this project.

Americares is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity in 2019 available to two clinics nationally under the BD Advancing Community Health: Driving Quality Outcomes PCMH Program and two clinics in Texas under the Texas PCMH Program – in partnership with the Texas Association of Charitable Clinics. A total of four clinics will be selected this year to receiving funding and technical assistance to transform care delivery to PCMH and obtain recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Each clinic selected to participate will receive a total of $100,000 to support their PCMH transformation efforts.