The Great Salt Plains Health Center was recently awarded over $100,000 in grant money.
Nineteen different health centers across Oklahoma received a portion of over $750,000 in grant money.
Great Salt Plains Health Center, with locations in Cherokee, Medford and Enid, came away with the most health center quality improvement grant money with their $115,147.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care by strengthening the health care workforce, building healthy communities and achieving health equity.
HRSA and the Uniform Data Systems (UDS) rate each health center. They are required to improve their quality improvements by at least 10 percent.
The UDS goes off of preventative measures that the health center has taken part in.
Cherokee is the main site for the Great Salt Plains Health Center. The organization didn’t apply for the grant, they were awarded it.
The money can be used in ways to meet or improve their quality improvements and must be used within one year.
The first area for which the health center received grant money included health centers that report clinical measures on the full universe of patients using electronic health records. They were one of the ten that were awarded the grant receivong $15,000.
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