The Health Resources and Services Administration recently gave notice that Carbon Medical Service and the Helper Clinic were the recipients of an $117,706 grant. The Affordable Care Act awarded the grant, making it the second largest amount given to any health center in the state of Utah.
This money was approved to health centers based on certain clinical measures, mostly to insure it was used for constant improvement in the clinics. The clinics’ staff members have been tracking patient data on the following: immunizations, child weight, adult weight, cervical and colorectal screenings, tobacco, depression, vascular disease, coronary artery disease, diabetes and more. These measures can be a bit of a challenge based on 2013-2014 data. With this new data, the two clinics have shown great improvement.
Also, the number of patients has increased as well as a number of comprehensive services and improved cost. Carbon Medical and Helper Clinic are striving for the constant improvement of the healthcare needs for the people in the local community. The grant was given to improve and fit these needs.