Project Title: Health Center Controlled Networks Applicant Name: Virginia Primary Care Association, Inc. Address: 3831 Westerre Parkway Suite 2 Henrico, VA 23233 Project Director: Tracy Douglas-Wheeler Chief Executive Officer P: (804) 237-7677 F: (804) 237-7687 E: email@example.com W: https://vacommunityhealth.org Current HCCN Grant #: H2QCS25668 Funding Requested: $875,000 per year Project Summary: The Virginia Primary Care Association (Association) is a member-based not-for-profit statewide health center controlled network (HCCN) of 30 community health centers (CHCs) and similar community based organizations (26 CHCs in Virginia, 2 CHCs with headquarters in West Virginia, 1 Virginia rural health clinic, and 1 Virginia look-a-like). Within this structure, the Association operates a statewide health center controlled network (HCCN) that includes 27 participating health centers (PHCs) from its membership base. For more than 40 years the Association has provided training and technical assistance services to health centers in areas such as governance, administration, clinical, and fiscal. Topics have included addressing system/infrastructure change, Patient Centered Medical Home, clinical/staff development, recruitment and retention services, board and executive development, emergency preparedness, financial training, billing/coding, data-driven decisions, value-based care, clinical benchmarking, integrated care, and use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). The Association is requesting $875,000 to provide HCCN training and technical assistance services to its existing 27 HCCN PHCs. The project has the potential to impact more than 300,000 patients. The activities proposed by the Association will support health centers in leveraging health information technology (HIT) and data to deliver high-quality, culturally competent, equitable, and comprehensive primary health care, with a specific focus on improvements in clinical quality, patien
t-centered care, and provider and staff well-being. Over the project period, the Association will meet the identified needs of the CHCs through training and technical assistance, development of individualized work plans for each CHC, and providing informatics and data reporting to improve quality of care delivered. The population group served by the project include children, adults, the elderly and patients across racial and ethnic diversity.