As the result of their continued dedication to serving residents of the Bronx, VIP Community Services has been awarded a Quality Improvement grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The series of grant awards promote expanding access to comprehensive care, improving care and quality outcomes, addressing health disparities, and a range of other objectives tackled by the organization on a continuous basis.

The grant was awarded during National Health Center Week, highlighting the critical role community health centers play in providing high-quality, affordable, primary healthcare. VIP Community Services was one of 1,352 centers across the U.S. to be awarded a grant from HHS, receiving $87,000 of the $125 million awarded to such non-profits throughout the country. As a result of exceeding national clinical quality benchmarks, the organization also received a Clinical Quality Improver Award.

“Community health centers provide coordinated, comprehensive, and patient-centered care to millions of Americans,” said HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan. “They have a track record of delivering quality care at significantly lower cost, and are vital partners in our movement toward a health system that delivers quality, affordable, value-based health care for all Americans.”

VIP Community Services has served as a non-profit partner to the Bronx community since 1974, providing a full continuum of health and social services to the community. The organization serves approximately 25,000 clients annually through residential care, outpatient treatments, shelter care, medical services, medically supervised intervention programs, housing, and employment services.

“It’s an incredible honor to be recognized for our commitment to serving residents of the Bronx by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,” says Debbian Fletcher-Blake, CEO of VIP Community Services. “This grant will allow us to provide additional care and improve services to countless people in need.”

Learn more about the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Quality Improvement grant awards