Since 2012, CHCB has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home.
Most recently, in February 2018 each of CHCB’s practices earned Level 3 recognition (the highest possible) by the NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Program:
- Riverside Health Center
- Safe Harbor Health Center
- Pearl Street Youth Health Center
- Winooski Family Health
- GoodHEALTH Internal Medicine
- South End Health Center
- Champlain Islands Health Center
The PCMH model of care places an emphasis on team-based care, communication, access, and care coordination. It also emphasizes better management of chronic conditions. This means that at CHCB, we take extra care to track patients who have chronic diseases such as diabetes, or are at an age where critical preventative screenings, such as colonoscopies, need to begin.
“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that Community Health Centers of Burlington has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”
CHCB’s recognition is a reflection of our commitment to improving the health of our community. By managing and preventing chronic disease and promoting healthy lifestyles, we aim to empower our patients to take a proactive approach in managing their self-care and well-being.