Salina Health Education Foundation, founded in 1979 and Salina Care founded in 1991, merged in 2004 to form Salina Family Health Care Center (SFHC). Since the inception the clinic has served Saline County with health and dental care for uninsured and low income residents. In addition the clinic has provided residency programs for family medicine physicians for future roles as providers to rural Kansas towns. In December of 2004 SHEF became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Following in 2009, SHEF transformed the practice into a patient-centered healthcare home. Through this work, SHEF redefined its mission to: provide excellent healthcare in a patient-centered setting that fosters education, all in a positive work…show more content… The following questions were answered in line with the 2013 CLAS Standards.
The Principal Standard: Provide effective, equitable, understandable, and respectful quality care and services that are responsive to diverse cultural health beliefs and practices, preferred languages, health literacy, and other communication needs.
Mrs. Mack replied this standard was a broad standard and went on to address each aspect of the standard in great detail.
The effectiveness of the health care we provide at Salina Family Health Care is measured routinely. For example, there is a “health care plan” that encompasses 16 different aspects of health care that we’ve determined to be important to our patient population. For these 16 “goals” we have 34 specific interventions we’ve implemented to help us achieve these goals. We receive a monthly report of our progress toward meeting these goals which might include getting blood pressure readings below 140/90, catching women up who need a pap smear or encouraging smoking cessation in persons who smoke. This health care plan drives our practice and the feedback we receive for our efforts guide our practice daily.
The care we provide at Salina Family Health Care I would consider to be equitable. We provide services to anyone who is alive, very simply put. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, nationality, residency status, ability or disability, or whether or not they can pay for