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
Year Developed: 2017
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc)
Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
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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.