Overview of the Organization, Community and Target Population: Quality of Life Health Services, Inc. (QOLHS) is a private, non-profit corporation which provides comprehensive primary health care and other related services, including dental preventive services, to the uninsured and the medically underserved population in its service area. QOLHS has been in existence for forty-five years throughout 18 counties in northeastern and southeastern Alabama. The organization operates 50% of its budget from federal grant programs, including Community Health Center, Public Housing Primary Care, and Migrant Health Care programs. QOLHS is Joint Commission accredited, and the organization has received Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition. In 2020, QOLHS served 26,840 patients. In the QOLHS service area, there are 940,357 residents and 371,693 (40.34%) of this population live below 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. QOLHS is specifically addressing major health care needs by increasing access to comprehensive primary care, dental, behavioral health, substance abuse, obstetrics, gynecology, and telehealth services through Doxy.Me for on-demand doctor visits. The barriers to care for the target population include the lack of primary care physicians, dentists, mental health, and substance use disorder providers. QOLHS's low-income target population has higher rates of infant mortality, low birthweight babies, diabetes prevalence, adult obesity, mortality from diseases of the heart, premature age-adjusted mortality, mortality from cancer, stroke deaths, diabetes-related deaths, deaths from chronic lung disease, percent of adults who currently smoke cigarettes, excessively drink and those who are physical inactive compared state or national benchmarks. Proposed New Patients, Visits, Providers, Service Delivery Sites, Location and Services QOLHS will utilize federal funds to provide comprehensive, high quality primary care services to th
e following number of new patients and visits throughout the 3-year project period from April 1, 2023 through March 31, 2026: Year 1 to Year 3 - unique patients 54,284 and 192,708 visits. During Year 1, QOLHS will staff the sites with 97 full-time and part-time providers. The organization currently operates twenty-four (24) locations throughout northeastern and southeastern Alabama.