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Health Center Investments in Enabling Services Associated with Better outcomes

Resource Topic: Quality Improvement
Resource Subtopic: Enabling Services (ES), Patient-Centered Health Outcomes, Programs and Services, Policy and Advocacy, Research and Data, HIT-Data, Social Determinants of Health

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc)

Language: English

Developed by: Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (See other resources developed by this organization.)

Resource Summary: This factsheet provides analysis of the health center data from the 2015 Uniform Data System (UDS). The data highlights that enabling services staffing and costs are associated with better national quality measures, including higher rate of HbA1c < 8%, higher rate of controlled hypertension, higher cervical cancer screening, and higher child immunization rate.

Resource Details: This fact sheet examines the association between health centers’ investment in enabling services (ES) and patient health outcomes. Enabling services are non-clinical services that aim to increase access to health care and improve health outcomes. This data shows that investments in enabling services are vital. Enabling services are crucial in health centers ability to address social determinants of health.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.