March of Dimes awarded a $20,000 Grant to Harrisonburg Community Health Center to improve pregnancy health outcomes through the implementation of a new CenteringPregnancy Program. Our first group launched in December and we are currently scheduling for upcoming groups! Click here to learn more about the program.
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Virginia Medicaid Expansion
Beginning January 1, 2019, more adults in Virginia will have access to quality, low-cost and no-cost health insurance. Virginia has expanded Medicaid coverage eligibility, which will qualify individuals and families who previously did not. Do you qualify for health benefits? Check out the Eligibility Screening Tool and call our Certified Application Counselor to set up your free appointment.
2017 Virginia Health Quality Innovator of the Year for Patient-Centered Care
In October 2017, Harrisonburg Community Health Center was recognized as the Virginia Health Quality Innovator of the Year for Patient-Centered Care for our commitment to our diverse patient population. The Health Quality Innovators wrote of HCHC:
Harrisonburg Community Health Center’s commitment to its refugee and immigrant population is the definition of patient-centered health care. This nonprofit health care organization makes interpreters available at all points of service including medical, dental, women’s health and patient education. The Center’s website and educational material are available in Spanish and Arabic. The staff also hosted a back to school drive for children in the community and provides medication reconciliation and durable medical equipment consultation and fitting at its on-site pharmacy.
Beyond its efforts to make diverse families feel at home, Harrisonburg Community Health Center is also improving the health of patients with chronic conditions. As a participant in the Heart of Virginia Healthcare Initiative, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the center improved quality measures related to aspirin therapy and blood pressure control.
Congratulations to our wonderful team members who make achieving this level of patient-centered care possible!