We are proud to share the news that Community Health Center has achieved Diabetes Recognition from NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance). The Diabetes Recognition Program recognizes clinicians who use evidence-based measures to provide quality care to their patients with diabetes. Recognition makes CHC part of an elite group that is publicly recognized for providing the highest level of diabetes care. NCQA uses measurement, transparency and accountability to drive improvement in health care. This recognition is based on measures that include: • HbA1c Control • Blood Pressure Control • Eye Examinations • Nephropathy Assessment • Foot Examination • Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation Assistance “Community Health Center has been steadily working toward this goal, and refined workflows and made organizational improvements in order to provide high quality care to our patients with diabetes," said CHC's Quality Improvement Coordinator Lee Wotherspoon. "Our clinicians are dedicated to patient centered care and improving patient outcomes. Meeting the benchmarks for the recognition program is really about working together as a team with and for our patients to help them achieve better health.” To earn NCQA Recognition, CHC submitted data demonstrating that we meet specific quality benchmarks for the six clinical performance measures comprising the Diabetes Recognition Program. Earning and maintaining NCQA Diabetes Recognition sets us apart from our peers. Congratulations to everyone involved in making this accomplishment possible.