National Quality Leader

For three consecutive years Mountain People’s Health has been recognized in the top 1-2% of all health centers in the United States as a National Quality Leader in terms of quality patient outcomes for heart health. As a National Quality Leader in heart health, we aim to keep our patients healthy, optimize care, and improve outcomes for priority populations. Our goal is to prevent heart attacks and strokes through improvement in key cardiovascular disease risk factors. The key indicators focused on includes the ABC’s of cardiovascular health (Aspirin when appropriate, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol Management), Smoking cessation and prevalence reduction, and reductions in daily sodium use and physical inactivity.

Health Disparities Reducer

MPHC is recognized as a leader in reducing health disparities for its patients by expanding access to quality healthcare. MPHC has demonstrated at least a 10% improvement in hypertension control and uncontrolled diabetes while also improving the health center’s overall clinical quality measure performance from the previous reporting year.

Health Center Quality Leader

MPHC has received the prestigious National Quality Leader award for three years in a row. This award recognizes the top 10% of all health centers in terms of overall quality outcomes. Awarded to clinics that achieve the best overall clinical quality measure performance (13 quality measures) among all health centers. 

Access Enhancer

The Access Enhancer badge recognizes health centers that have increased the total number of patients and the number of patients who receive at least one comprehensive service (mental health, substance abuse, vision, dental, and/or enabling) by at least 5% during consecutive UDS reporting periods (2021 and 2022 UDS). The UDS (Uniform Data Set) is an annual reporting system that provides standardized information about the performance and operation of health centers delivering healthcare services to over 30 million patients in the United States every year, including services to underserved communities and vulnerable populations.


As a National Health Service Corps approved site, MPHC providers are eligible to receive loan reimbursement from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). These loan reimbursement payments allow providers who work in underserved areas to get help paying off loans associated with their medical/dental/behavioral health training.

Patient-Centered Medical Home

Patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a team-based health care delivery model led by health care providers. Its goal is to provide comprehensive and continuous medical care to patients to obtain maximal health outcomes. The patient-centered medical home model puts patients at the forefront of care. PCMHs build better relationships between patients and their clinical care teams. Research shows that PCMHs improve quality and the patient experience, and increase staff satisfaction—while reducing health care costs.

American Heart Association | Cholesterol 

Mountain People’s Health Councils is nationally recognized for its commitment to reduce additional health risk for patients with high cholesterol. We have received the American Heart Association’s Check.Change.Control. Cholesterol™ Gold Award in recognition of our commitment to reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke through improved cholesterol management by following the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment guidelines. The Gold award recognizes practices that have fulfilled the Participant criteria and that have 70% or more of their adult, at-risk atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) patient population appropriately managed with statin therapy.

American Heart Association | Type 2 Diabetes

MPHC is nationally recognized for its commitment to providing high-quality diabetes care. We have received the American Heart Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes℠ Gold Award for our commitment to addressing the relationship between diabetes and the risk of heart disease and stroke and providing quality patient care for patients with Type 2 diabetes. The Gold award recognizes practices that have fulfilled the Participant criteria and have met the specified Gold-level thresholds for each of the two selected clinical measures related to diabetes control and CVD risk factors, hypertension and high cholesterol.

American Medical Association | BP

MPHC has been nationally recognized by the American Heart Associate and American Medical Association for commitment to improving blood pressure control rates, earning the Gold Plus level recognition as part of the Target: BP™ initiative. The Gold Plus award recognizes practices that demonstrate a commitment to measurement accuracy and in which high blood pressure is controlled in 70% or more of the affected adult patients. We are committed to helping more patients control their blood pressure and reduce their risks for future heart disease and stroke.

FSHCAA Deemed Health Center

This entity receives HRSA Health Center Program grant funding under 42 U.S.C. § 254b and has been deemed a Public Health Service employee for purposes of certain liability protections, including Federal Tort Claims Act coverage, under 42 U.S.C. § 233(g)-(n).

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