Group of primary-care clinics in east-central Kentucky picked for national pilot project to improve at-home health care

White House Clinics operates in five counties.
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A group of community health centers in east-central Kentucky will participate a national pilot project to transform at-home health care.

The National Association of Community Health Centers chose White House Clinics for its “Leading Change: Transforming At-Home Care” initiative.

The group, named for the site of its first clinic, in Jackson County, also serves Madison, Estill, Garrard and Rockcastle counties. It will receive 20 kits for patients to monitor conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, depression, and more, said a news release from the Kentucky Primary Care Association. Clinic staff will also receive various technical assistance tools from NACHC, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The project is designed to capture data through June 2021. Cheryl Modica, director of the Quality Center at NACHC, said “White House Clinics brings a wealth of experience implementing at-home care” through work with the federal government’s Million Hearts initiative to self-measure blood pressure.

“We are excited and extremely honored to be one of 20 health centers chosen for this initiative from a pool of national applicants,” Stephanie Moore, CEO of White House Clinics, said in the release. “We believe it speaks to our commitment to innovation and to continuously seeking ways to better support our patients in the management of their chronic illnesses.”
David Bolt, CEO of the Primary Care Association, said “The selection of White House Clinics for this national pilot project is another example of the value and quality of care provided by our community health center partners. . . . These centers now provide one in eight Kentuckians with a medical home and holistic care, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. Just like this project aims to transform at-home care, our community health centers are transforming Kentucky’s health-care system.”