Center for Quality in Community Health (CQCH)

The Center for Quality in Community Health (CQCH) is a network that seeks to improve patient care and advance health center clinical, operational, and financial quality by leveraging data and technology-based interventions.

TPCA’s CQCH is funded through the Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) grant through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA). HCCNs are networks of health centers working together to leverage health information technology to improve access to care, enhance quality of care, and achieve cost efficiencies through the redesign of practices to integrate services and optimize patient outcomes.

Through the use of timely, relevant data, the CQCH promotes collaboration, sustainability, cost effectiveness, and healthier communities in Tennessee.
  Participating Tennessee Health Centers:
  • Cempa Community Care
  • Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department - Homeless Health Care Center
  • Cherokee Health Systems
  • Chota Community Health Services
  • Christ Community Health Services
  • Citizens of Lake County for Health Care - Lake County Primary Care
  • Community Health of East Tennessee
  • Connectus Health
  • Dayspring Family Health Center
  • East Tennessee State University College of Nursing
  • Erlanger Community Health Center
  • Hardeman County Community Health Center 
  • Hope Family Health Center
  • Lewis Health Center
  • Lifespan Health
  • Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center
  • Memphis Health Center
  • Mercy Community Healthcare
  • Morgan County Medical Center
  • Mountain People's Health Council
  • Neighborhood Health
  • Primary Care & Hope Clinic
  • Rural Health Services Consortium
  • Rural Medical Services, Inc.
  • Three Rivers Community Health Group - Perry County Medical Center
  • Tri-State Community Health Center
CQCH Goals and Objectives

Enhance the Patient and Provider Experience
  • Use health IT to facilitate patient access to their personal health information
  • Improve patient engagement with their health care team by advancing health IT and training
  • Improve health IT usability to minimize provider burden

Advance Interoperability
  • Complete a security risk analysis and have a breach mitigation and response plan
    for data protection
  • Leverage health information exchange to meet standards and share information securely
    with other key providers and health systems
  • Clinical data integration with data from multiple clinical and non-clinical sources across
    the care continuum to optimize care coordination and workflows

Use Data to Enhance Value
  • Improve capacity for data standardization, management, and analysis
    to support value-based care
  • Use both aggregate and patient-level data on social risk factors to support coordinated,
    effective interventions
  • Use telehealth to expand access to care
For CQCH technical assistance, please contact: