Quality Center Initiatives


Interested in joining Elevate 2020?  Health centers sign up here. PCAs, HCCNs, and NCAs sign up by contacting us at qualitycenter@nachc.org.

Elevate is a national learning forum supporting health center systems change through application of NACHC’s Value Transformation Framework. The goal is to advance improved health outcomes, improved patient and staff experience, and reduced costs. The learning forum is designed to leverage and overlay on existing health center and state/regional transformation efforts…accelerating results and impact.

Click the image below for a 2 minute video introduction to the many free QI and transformation resources that will be available to your organization!

Key components:

  • Monthly core curriculum forum calls and optional topic-focused webinar series
  • Action-oriented resources and tools based on evidence and ready for implementation
  • Online learning community with free resources and virtual peer exchange
  • Organizational self-assessment on 15 change areas of the Value Transformation Framework
  • Overlay with state and regional coaching and transformation initiatives

Today, over 220 health centers and over 40 PCAs/HCCNs across 37 states are participating in Elevate.

PCA/HCCN QI Coach Professional Development 

The Quality Center supports the professional development of Quality Improvement coaches at primary care associations and health center-controlled networks across the country. This portfolio of professional development opportunities includes: an online self-assessment and learning tool that maps to resources to address skill gaps; scholarships for online courses in health care quality and leadership; topic-focused webinars; and soon-to-be announced peer mentorship activities.

We also publish an annual national directory of PCA/HCCN QI Coaches. Email us at qualitycenter@nachc.org to be added to our QI Coach listserv.

Diabetes Management & Prevention 

The Quality Center is committed to helping health centers better manage and prevent diabetes. Our work includes two diabetes-related projects:

Improve Diabetes Care in Health Centers is a HRSA-funded project that aims to improve outcomes for health center patients with diabetes through care transformation. NACHC recently released a “Diabetes Change Package” with tools and lessons learned from the past year’s learning communities. We also plan to develop online learning activities over the next year to disseminate best practices for diabetes prevention and management.

Building Capacity in Federally Qualified Health Centers to Improve Postpartum Diabetes Screening is a CDC-funded project that aims to help health centers better identify, track, and support patients with postpartum diabetes. The project works to increase provider awareness of relevant clinical guidelines, improve health center workflows, and better integrate evidence-based family planning into primary care for women with gestational diabetes mellitus-affected pregnancies.