New national initiative to transform safety-net clinics into medical homes

Colorado is one of five states that will benefit from the Commonwealth Fund’s Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, which is being done in collaboration with eight co-funders.

The program will provide $6 million to help 68 community health centers in five states transform into patient-centered medical homes. In addition to Colorado, health centers in Idaho, Massachusetts, Oregon and Pennsylvania will be given training and ongoing support to improve how they deliver care to patients.

“In order to have a truly high performing health care system in this country, we must have high-quality, well-coordinated, patient-centered primary care,” Commonwealth Fund President Karen Davis said. “This initiative is an investment in the long-term health of these clinics as well as this model of care. With safety-net clinics leading the way, we hope to show how all primary care practices can transition into true medical homes providing the best care possible.”

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