Quality Center Initiatives


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.

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, 115 health centers and 17 PCAs/HCCNs across 19 states are participating in Elevate.

Interested in joining Elevate 2020?  Learn more.  Health centers sign up here. PCAs and HCCNs sign up here.

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.