Foremost Family Health CentersDeeming Notice & Recognitions


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Deeming Notice - Federal Notice

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), in accordance with the Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Act (FSHCAA), as amended, sections 224(g)¬(n) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 233(g)-(n), deems Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Clinic, Inc. (d/b/a Foremost Family Health Centers) to be an employee of the PHS, for the purposes of section 224, effective 1/1/2021 through 12/31/2022.
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Patient-Centered Medical Home

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.

American Heart Association

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 2021 Target: BP Recognition Program, AHA and AMA celebrated Foremost Family Health Centers for earning Silver level recognition among 1,183 physician practices and health systems recognized nationwide for their commitment to helping 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 the use of the AMA’s evidence-based M.A.P. quality improvement program, and recognizes organizations committed to improving blood pressure control.

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American Heart Association

Foremost Family Health Centers is pleased to be recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) for its ongoing commitment to reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke through improved cholesterol management. As part of the 2021 Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™ Recognition Program, AHA celebrated Foremost Family Health Centers for earning Gold level recognition.

Nearly half of all adults over age 40 in the United States have blood cholesterol levels that put them at risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, increasing the possibility of stroke and heart disease.

In 2017, the AHA launched its Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol initiative to help people better understand their risk and learn to manage their cholesterol. Since then, more than 1,400 health centers and systems have registered to participate.

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 the use of the AMA’s evidence-based M.A.P. quality improvement program, and recognizes organizations committed to improving blood pressure control.

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Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) Recognition

The Foremost Family Health Centers diabetes self-management education program in Dallas, TX has been awarded continued Recognition from the American Diabetes Association.  The program was originally Recognized in August of 2022.  This program offers high-quality education services to the patients it serves.

The ADA Education Recognition effort, begun in the fall of 1986, is a voluntary process which assures that approved education programs have met the National Standards for Diabetes  Self-Management Education Programs.  Programs that achieve Recognition status have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide state-of-the-art information about diabetes management for participants.

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