Health Disparities Collaboratives
The continuing health disparities that lead to differences in death from chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, as well as other illnesses, magnify the importance of addressing these issues without hesitation. To that effort, in 1998, President Bill Clinton presented a Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Initiative which set high national goals related to healthcare for all Americans.
Planned Care Model
To eliminate health disparities and improve functional and clinical outcomes, health care organizations must change the way they deliver care. Implementation of the Planned Care Model calls for a transformation in the delivery of care.
The Performance Improvement Model provides a process to improve the quality of care at an accelerated pace.
The Learning Model, adopted by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) uses a process of pre-work, learning and action periods designed to effect organizational change by way of intensive learning from experts and one another.
FACHC has facilitated an active partnership with the Florida Department of Health Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program Office. This partnership was formed to seek means whereby Florida's Federally Qualified Health Centers currently participating in one of the Bureau of Primary Health Care’s (BPHC) Health Disparities Collaboratives (HDC) can be financially assisted with spreading the concepts learned from the Planned Care Model further within the delivery care system.
The Florida Association of Community Health Centers supports 30 Federally Qualified Health Centers throughout Florida to sustain and disseminate positive changes and results gained by participating in a chronic disease collaborative.
Measures on Asthma, Cancer Screening, Diabetes, and more.