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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) provides Quality Improvement Awards (QIA) to promote optimization of overall quality, efficiency, and value of the health care services provided by the nation’s health centers. These awards recognize the highest performing health centers nationwide as well as those health centers that have made significant quality improvement gains from the previous year. Odyssey House Louisiana's CHC was recognized by the HRSA as a 2020 Health Center Quality Leader. OHL was awarded a certificate of achievement in recognition of ranking among the top 30% of health centers for best overall clinical performance.


A Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) is a reimbursement designation from the Bureau of Primary Health Center and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Key characteristics of FQHC's are:

  • Not-for-Profit

  • Provide a comprehensive scope of services

  • Located in or serve a high need community 

  • Govern with community involvement

  • Treat patients regardless of ability to pay 


The Odyssey House Community Health Center (CHC) is a patient centered medical home 

providing primary care that is patient-centered, comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible, and focused on quality and safety. The OHL CHC received its National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition in 2014. This is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system. We obtain complete medical histories and provide treatments based on evidence-based guidelines. We help link you to specialists when needed through our network of collaborating agencies.

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