Family Health selected for UDS RAPID series 05-31-24

May 31, 2024

Family Health selected for UDS RAPID series

MOBILE, Ala. — Family Health, the primary care division of the Mobile County Health Department, has been selected to be a part of the 2024 Uniform Data System (UDS) Reporting Assistance and Process Improvement Discussion (RAPID) series.

Family Health is the only Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Alabama selected. Overall, there were 41 FQHC and look-alike entities chosen to participate.

“This selection recognizes the dedication of our providers and staff to provide quality health care to women and their families enrolled to Family Health for their health care needs,” said Dr. Kevin Philip Michaels, Health Officer for Mobile County. “Join us.”

This program will offer specialized, virtual technical assistance on electronic-specified clinical quality measures. The goal is to strengthen Health Centers’ workflows and deepen their capacity to collect, report, validate, and use quality data to improve patient care.

To optimize peer learning and the value of the series for participants, organizers announced that each FQHC would be assigned into a cohort that best suits their interests and needs, and will focus on one clinical quality measure. Family Health’s cohort assignment is “Cervical Cancer Screening.”

Selected participants will join team-based, peer-learning cohorts to improve their:
• Data reporting and validation of an individual UDS clinical quality measure
• Use of clinical quality measures for clinical improvement
• Identification and implementation of process changes to improve reporting accuracy

The six-part series kicks off in mid-June and runs through December.

Health Center program awardees and look-alikes are required to report on a core set of measures each calendar year as defined in the UDS, a standardized reporting system. The Health Resources and Services Administration uses UDS data to assess the impact and performance of the Health Center program, and to promote data-driven quality improvement.

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).

Health services include primary care, behavioral health, HIV early intervention services, nutrition services, 340B pharmacy, social services, X-ray, dental, lab, interpretation, and family planning, just to name a few. Call for an appointment at 251-690-8889.