The Quality Initiatives Division supports Colorado Community Health Centers (CHCs) in pursuing Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition by providing practice coaching, data analysis for quality improvement, and training on PCMH components. As the Colorado Primary Care Association, CCHN is directed to provide this support to Colorado CHCs by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC). CCHN receives funding from BPHC and grant funding from other institutions.
Safety Net Medical Home Initiative
CCHN is one of five Regional Coordinating Centers for the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, a five-year national demonstration project to accelerate medical home transformation, and reach high levels of quality, efficiency, and patient experience at thirteen Colorado safety net clinics. CCHN provides training and technical assistance to clinics on practice redesign topics such as enhanced access, patient-centeredness, and care coordination. Initiative partners include The Colorado Health Foundation, The Commonwealth Fund, Qualis Health, and the MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation.
PCMH Recognition Programs
Colorado CHCs participate in several national PCMH recognition programs, which recognize clinician practices as medical homes by meeting standards for high quality delivery systems, and well coordinated patient-centered processes.
The NCQA PCMH Project
CCHN and the Consortium for Older Adult Wellness are partners in an initiative to provide training and coaching to ten Colorado CHCs that are applying for NCQA PCMH Recognition. Technical assistance emphasizes patient-centered care, including patient self-management support, patient activation, and enhanced communication between patients and providers. Initiative partners include the Kaiser Permanente Community Health Fund of The Denver Foundation.