HRSA Awards LA Health Centers $1.3 Million to Improve Patient Care through Information Technology

Posted: July 22, 2022

LOS ANGELES – July 22, 2022 – The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced awards of $43 million in funding to 49 Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) across the nation. Among the awardees, the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC) will receive $1.3 million per year over the next three years to serve 46 health centers in Los Angeles County. This is CCALAC’s fourth consecutive award.

HCCNs provide technical assistance to federally-funded health centers, using information technology to improve patient care, reduce health disparities and engage in value-based care delivery. The HRSA awards will enable HCCNs nationwide to support more than 1,200 health centers.

“In the last HCCN three-year grant cycle, members of the Los Angeles network received over 11,000 specialized technical assistance support hours, resulting in enhanced patient and provider experiences, improvements in data exchange, and data integration to inform value-based care activities at their clinics,” said Louise McCarthy, CCALAC President and CEO. “We are excited to continue this work, leveraging information technology to develop an equitable health care system that improves the health outcomes of the communities we serve.”

The new grant will enable CCALAC to grow its work, helping 46 health centers expand the use of health information technology, promote data sharing, and engage and empower patients in their health care with new technologies.

The list of the 49 award recipients can be found here.

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THE COMMUNITY CLINIC ASSOCIATION OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY (CCALAC) is the largest regional association of community health centers in California. CCALAC’s 65 members provide comprehensive care to over 1.7 million patients throughout LA County. Founded in 1994, CCALAC and its members share a common mission of supporting and expanding access to quality comprehensive care for every individual. For more information about CCALAC, visit www.ccalac.org or call (213) 201-6500.

Contact: Taryn Burks – Communications Specialist, media@ccalac.org | (213) 201-6529.

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