ALL HEART: A Prescription for a Heart Healthy Community
All HEART aims to reduce heart attacks and strokes through the identification and treatment of diabetes and hypertension using evidence based guidelines (e.g., medication, lifestyle changes, and self-management goals) among the safety-net population in community health centers in Southern California. HQP serves as the regional program office. This program is funded by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals.
Breast Health Diagnostic Services
Susan G. Komen San Diego and Barbells for Boobs provide funding for necessary diagnostic services for uninsured and underinsured men and women living in San Diego, Imperial, and Riverside counties that require breast health diagnostic services who do not qualify for the State’s Every Woman Counts program. Diagnostic services include mammography, surgical consultations, breast biopsies, ultrasounds and ancillary services. Individuals in need of diagnostic services must be referred by their community health center or an Every Woman Counts provider.
California Technical Assistance Program (CTAP)
Health Quality Partners (HQP), in partnership with California Health Information Partnership & Services Organization (CalHIPSO), assists eligible professionals and their practice groups to adopt and implement Electronic Health Records (EHR) to attain Meaningful Use in the Medi-Cal EHR Incentive Program.
Connecting Kids to Coverage (CHIPRA)
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) provides funding to enroll eligible children into full-scope Medi-Cal and help them maintain coverage for as long as they qualify. Health center staff work with families to understand their options for coverage and provide application assistance.
Covered California Navigator Program
The Covered California Navigator Program provides outreach, education, enrollment, renewal assistance and post enrollment services to consumers eligible for enrollment in a Covered California Health Insurance Plan. Participating health centers have trained Certified Enrollment Counselors available to support the enrollment process.
Cross System Collaboration of Care
Health Quality Partners (HQP) is working to expand integration and collaboration of services across systems of care in San Diego County. HQP believes that improving communication and coordination of services between the primary care, specialty mental health and substance use disorder treatment systems will improve outcomes, and reduce redundancy and cost. This work is funded by the Blue Shield of California Foundation.
Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care Services
Since 2007, HQP has been promoting the expansion of integrated behavioral health services within community health centers. Aided by Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funding from the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, HQP provides education and technical assistance to facilitate the provision of integrated behavioral health care within its member health centers. Health centers also receive MHSA funding to provide direct behavioral health treatment services.
Oral Health Initiative
Since 2005, First 5 San Diego has contracted with HQP to coordinate the Oral Health Initiative (OHI). OHI provides children ages 0-5 and pregnant women with access to comprehensive oral health services. Prevention, oral health education, care coordination, and medical dental integration are the key components of OHI.
Advancing Value-Based Care Through Patient Engagement
This program aims to increase the capacity of HQP to better support member health centers as they seek to improve patient engagement. The goal is to assess and enhance patient engagement strategies among member health centers to contribute towards improved health of the safety net population they serve.
Quality Improvement Initiatives
The aim of Health Quality Partners (HQP) Quality Improvement Initiative is to build heath center capacity by sharing best practices, knowledge, and skills among medical directors, operation and finance personnel, which will lead to improved patient experience, and clinical, operational and financial outcomes. This work is funded by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals.
Social Determinants of Health
Social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, live, work, and age that affect their health. Health starts in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities. Health is also determined in part by access to social and economic opportunities; the resources and supports available in our homes, neighborhoods, and communities; the quality of schooling; the safety of workplaces; the cleanliness of water, food, and air; and the nature of social interactions and relationships.