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Los Angeles – July 26th, 2019 – The Health Resources and Services Administration has announced awards of $42 million in funding to 49 Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) across the nation. HCCNs provide technical assistance to federally-funded health centers, using information technology to cut costs and improve patient care. These awards will enable the HCCNs to support 1,183 federally-funded health centers across all 50 states. Among the awardees, the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC) will receive $1.43 million—its third consecutive award—to continue to serve Los Angeles County.
“Networks advance quality improvement and provide cost savings to the health care system. Members of the Los Angeles network received over $4.9 million in federal quality improvement awards in 2018, and saved nearly $2.9 million in technical assistance costs,” said Louise McCarthy, President and CEO of CCALAC. “We are excited to continue this work going forward with an expanded cohort of health centers.”
The new grant will enable CCALAC to grow its work, assisting 47 health centers in expanding the use of health information technology, empowering patients through patient engagement, and promoting data sharing through health information technology.
The list of the 47 health centers participating in CCALAC’s HCCN can be found here.
The Health and Human Services announcement of awards can be found here.
THE COMMUNITY CLINIC ASSOCIATION OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY (CCALAC) is the largest regional association of community clinics and health centers in California. Founded in 1994, CCALAC has 65 members that serve nearly 1.7 million patients throughout LA County. CCALAC is dedicated to serving and representing the interests of its member clinics as providers of quality health care, including medical, dental and pharmacy services. For more information about CCALAC, visit www.ccalac.org or call (213) 201-6500.
Raymond Ople, HCCN Project Manager (213) 201-6512
Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County
445 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 2100