On Wednesday, April 26th, Care Alliance Health Center hosted our 2017 Annual Meeting & Luncheon at the DoubleTree. We were joined by our Board of Directors, local funders, community partners, and dedicated staff to celebrate our many accomplishments ...

Care Alliance Health Center hosts 2017 Annual Meeting & Luncheon

On Wednesday, April 26th, Care Alliance Health Center hosted our 2017 Annual Meeting & Luncheon at the DoubleTree. We were joined by our Board of Directors, local funders, community partners, and dedicated staff to celebrate our many accomplishments over the past year. Thank you again to everyone who showed up for the event! It was an honor to share our successes with you as we continue to build on our rich legacy in the year to come!

Click here to see photos from the event.

Click here to view our 2016 Annual Report.



Care Alliance receives “Access to Care” grant funding from the ODA Foundation to support pediatric oral health outreach in Head Start programs!



Eleace Sawyers is named as Care Alliance’s next President & CEO. Please join us in welcoming Eleace in the new year!



Please Join Us! 22nd Annual Let’s Talk Turkey Dinner & Silent Auction – Saturday – 11/12/2016 – Renaissance Cleveland Hotel

Please join us for a celebratory evening as we honor the decade-long legacy of our President & CEO, Francis Afram-Gyening! The 22nd Annual Let’s Talk Turkey Dinner & Silent Auction will take place at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel on Saturday, November 12, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Festivities will include a Thanksgiving-style dinner, silent auction, film screening, music and dancing.

Your attendance will support the continued efforts of Care Alliance to provide high-quality medical, dental, and behavioral health care to people experiencing homelessness or living in extreme poverty.

Featured Short Film:
Between the Lines, A g2h film

Recognizing our Community Health Champion:
Burt Saltzman, Chairman of Dave’s Supermarkets

Music & Dancing By:
The Mike Petrone Band

Visit ltt.eventbrite.com for tickets and info!

Contact Maggie Spoth at 216-781-6228 ext. 266, or mspoth@carealliance.org for more information!







Newsletter – March 2016 – NCQA PCMH, Crain’s Health Care Hero, HHS Award

 Care Alliance Health Center Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

REC_PCMH11The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has announced that Care Alliance has once again been awarded recognition at Level 3 by the NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program, the highest level of recognition.

Care Alliance is one of the first health centers in the State of Ohio and one of the first Health Care for the Homeless programs in the nation to receive recognition at Level 3 pursuant to the PCMH program’s 2014 standards. This recognizes our use of evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships.

The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patient and provider reported experiences of care. To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, Care Alliance demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. NCQA standards aligned with the joint principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.

As always, we are excited to offer high-quality care to those who need it most in Cleveland. #EveryoneWelcome

Francis Afram-Gyening Named 2016 Crain’s Health Care Hero


Francis Afram-Gyening, MBA, MPH, FACHE, our President & Chief Executive Officer of the past near-decade, has been named a 2016 Crain’s Health Care Hero, under the category of Innovation All Star. A prestigious local honor, Crain’s Health Care Heroes puts the spotlight on those working each day to improve the lives and health of those in Northeast Ohio. Honorees were profiled in the February 29, 2016 issue of Crain’s Cleveland Business and will be honored at a celebration in March. Entering its fourth decade of operation in Ohio, Crain’s Cleveland Business is the preeminent source for news, analysis, commentary and data essential for businesses in the region, and the publication has been named Ohio’s best business publication multiple times. The spotlight continues to shine increasingly bright on Care Alliance. This is the second recognition our leadership has received from Crain’s in recent months, as Dr. Kate Fox Nagel, Care Alliance’s Chief Administrative Officer, was named a Crain’s Cleveland Business Forty Under 40 award recipient in 2015. At Care Alliance, we take pride in working day-in and day-out to fulfill our Mission with compassion. Congratulations to Francis and to the extended Care Alliance family for this honor.

The full list of honorees can be viewed at http://www.crainscleveland.com/event/crains/3383691/crains-health-care-heroes?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss.


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Awards $325,000 to Care Alliance to Expand Substance Abuse Services

Today, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced that Care Alliance is one of 271 health centers in 45 states (and just one of two in the Cleveland area) to receive a portion of $94 million in Affordable Care Act funding to improve and expand the delivery of substance abuse services in health centers, with a specific focus on treatment of opioid use disorders in underserved populations. “The opioid epidemic is one of the most pressing public health issues in the United States today,” said Secretary Burwell. “Expanding access to medication-assisted treatment and integrating these services in health centers bolsters nationwide efforts to curb opioid misuse and abuse, supports approximately 124,000 new patients accessing substance use treatment for recovery and helps save lives.”




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