Health centers receive part of HHS funding awards

Freeman Staff

Dec. 10, 2014

MILWAUKEE - Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced $377,429 in Affordable Care Act funding to 15 health centers in Wisconsin to recognize health center quality improvement achievements and invest in ongoing quality improvement activities.

Four Health and Resources Administration centers in Milwaukee County received funding: 16th Street Community Health Center Inc., $51,454 (total award amount); Milwaukee Health Services Inc., $20,655; Outreach Community Health Centers Inc., $8,344; and Progressive Community Health Centers Inc., $29,403.

No centers based in Waukesha County received awards, but the 16th Street Community Health Center does provide services in the county.

Health centers received awards if they were among the top 30 percent of all health centers that achieved the best overall clinical outcomes, 10 percent improvement in clinical quality measures between 2012 and 2013 or if they used Electronic Health Record reporters.