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This article first appeared in the Albuquerque Journal by Winthrop Quigley:
First Choice Community Healthcare, founded 43 years ago in the rectory of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church on Broadway south of Coal Avenue, has concluded it has failed in its mission to improve the
health and wellness of the communities it serves. First Choice provides excellent medical care in its nine clinics. More than 54,000 patients visited First Choice clinics 163,000 times last year
for medical, dental and behavioral health care visits. A quarter of them were children, 97 percent had incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level ($48,500 for a family of four), and 23 percent were
Spanish-speaking. Diabetes was controlled, children were immunized, high cholesterol was treated, teeth were cleaned.
“After 43 years, we still don’t see population health,” First Choice CEO Bob DeFelice said.
The US Department of Health and Human Services announced quality awards and expansion grants this month -and First Choice received both! The quality award provides $77,799 to continue providing the highest quality clinical care in the nation! The expansion grant of $396,210 will be used to provide additional counseling services in our communities.
Summer is officially over. The last harvests of the growing season will be on sale at the Mobile Market at the South Valley Health Commons on October 20 from 3-5. The market makes eating fresh, local food easy and affordable by accepting cash, credit, EBT Cash Card and EBT SNAP! Don't miss the last chance to taste the delicious samples of the food, prepared by the Streetfood Institute Food Truck alongside the Veggie Van.
First Choice Community Healthcare is a 501 c3 non-profit, community-based health center system that provides access to quality, patient-centered, comprehensive health care to all people who need it -- regardless of ability to pay. We are a health center grantee under 42 USC 245b and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 USC 233 (g)-(n).
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