Foremost Family Health Centers is pleased to be recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) as a leader in the national effort to get patient blood pressure rates under control and reduce the number of Americans who have heart attacks and strokes each year.

As part of the 2019 Target: BP Recognition Program, AHA and AMA celebrated Foremost Family Health Centers as one of 1,183 physician practices and health systems recognized nationwide for their commitment to help patients improve blood pressure control.

Launched in 2015, Target: BP™ is a national initiative between the AHA and AMA aimed at addressing the growing burden of high blood pressure in the U.S. The initiative aims to help health care organizations improve blood pressure control rates through use of the AMA’s evidence-based M.A.P. quality improvement program, and recognizes organizations committed to improving blood pressure control. This year’s Recognition Program recognized organizations representing 29.8 million adult patients, with more than 8 million patients diagnosed with hypertension, across 46 states and territories.

Foremost Family Health Centers has been recognized as Patient Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

What is the Patient-Centered Medical Home?

The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a care delivery model whereby patient treatment is coordinated through their primary care physician to ensure they receive the necessary care when and where they need it, in a manner they can understand.
The objective is to have a centralized setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients, and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient’s family. Care is facilitated by registries, information technology, health information exchange and other means to assure that patients get the indicated care when and where they need and want it in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.

What is NCQA?

NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations.