November 1, 2023
Family Health earns Community Health Center Quality Recognition badges
MOBILE, Ala. — Family Health, the primary care division of the Mobile County Health Department, has been awarded three Community Health Center Quality Recognition (CHCQR) badges from the Health Resources & Services Administration. Of the 17 Federally Qualified Health Centers in Alabama, Family Health is one of the six to receive at least three or more badges.
CHCQR badges recognize Health Center Program awardees that have made notable achievements in the areas of access, quality, health equity, health information technology, social risk factors screening, and COVID-19 public health emergency response. Family Health received its badges for:
Being a Primary Care Medical Home. A Primary Care Medical Home provides health care that is relationship-based with an orientation toward whole-person care.
Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality. This badge recognizes health centers that meet all criteria to optimize HIT services.
Addressing Social Risk Factors. This badge recognizes health centers that are screening for social risk factors impacting patient health and are increasing access to enabling services.
Since its inception in 1979, Family Health has provided services to the uninsured, underinsured, insured, and medically underserved populations of Mobile County. In addition to the general population, the center has also targeted special populations (such as migrant and seasonal workers, refugees, public housing residents, and people living with HIV/AIDS).