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$1.2M from CareSource to Enhance Quality and Outcomes

April 1st, 2021 | 2 min read

The Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC) will use the funds to support member health centers.

(DAYTON, OH – April 1, 2021) – CareSource, a nationally recognized nonprofit health plan, announced a $1.2M investment to assist with transformation activities for the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC). The investment will enhance quality and outcomes of population health. Additionally, the funding will close significant gaps in data and care.

“We are grateful for this generous investment from CareSource,” said Randy Runyon, President and CEO of OACHC. “This will allow more health centers to adopt a population health tool that will drive, evaluate, and improve measures and interventions to transform the quality and delivery of health care through Ohio’s Community Health Centers.”

Funds will support a Practice Transformation Incentive to support the Population Health Management platform. OACHC will work to support its member health centers in adoption of the Ohio Data Integration Platform (ODIP) utilizing Azara DRVS.

“It’s important to CareSource to support the Federally Qualified Health Centers across the state who serve our members,” said Steve Ringel, CareSource Ohio Market President. “We’re proud to support OACHC who play such a critical role and to improve best practice quality, practice prevention and chronic care management.”

OACHC also plans on enhancing quality gateways for Value-Based Reimbursement (VBR) agreements with shared savings.

About The Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC)

The Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC) supports all of Ohio’s 57 Federally Qualified Health Centers and FQHC Look-Alikes (more commonly referred to as Community Health Centers, or CHCs), providing care to more than 854,000 Ohioans across 425 healthcare delivery sites spread throughout 72 of Ohio’s 88 counties. Community Health Centers are non-profit health care providers that deliver affordable, quality comprehensive primary care to medically underserved populations, regardless of insurance status. For more than 50 years, Community Health Centers have provided integrated whole person care, often times providing medical, dental, behavioral, pharmacy, vision and other needed supplemental services under one roof.  While each is distinct, they share one common purpose: to provide primary health care services that are coordinated, culturally and linguistically competent and community directed. For more information, please visit our website (

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