HHS Awards Health Center Improvement Grants to DPHSS
Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) $56,730 in federal grants.
DPHSS was awarded health center quality improvement grants for making significant progress at its community health centers in the past year. Specifically, DPHSS:
- Improved one or more clinical quality measures by 10%, resulting in a Clinical Quality Improver Award of $21,730;
- Increased access to healthcare and the quality of healthcare by using health information technology systems, resulting in an Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality Award of $5,000; and
- Delivered primary care services that met national standards for patient-centered medical homes, resulting in an Achieving Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Award of $30,000.
“I am thrilled that HHS recognizes the hard work of the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services and our island’s medical community. These federal funds will allow DPHSS to continue to improve quality, efficiency, and effectiveness at its community centers, resulting in better medical care for our island.”