APHCV Receives Recognition from HRSA for 5th Consecutive Year

November 28, 2023 – Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc. (APHCV) was among the 8 community health centers in Los Angeles County, and 15 in the state, who received Health Center Quality Leader Gold recognition along with other Community Health Quality Recognition badges from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The digital badges are part of HRSA’s Community Health Quality Recognition badge program which honors a select number of health centers across the U.S. that achieve outstanding performance in a variety of clinical areas including behavioral health, maternal health, diabetes health, heart health, cancer screening, and HIV prevention and care. The program also honors health centers in the top 10%, 20%, and 30% that achieve best overall clinical quality performance.

This past month, APHCV received three recognition badges for 2023: Health Center Quality Leader – Gold, Access Enhancer, and Health Disparities Reducer. APHCV has received Health Center Quality Leader Gold recognition—placing in the top 10% of health centers nationwide—for five consecutive years, and this year marks the third year it has received Access Enhancer recognition and Health Disparities Reducer recognition.

Community Health Centers are federally qualified health centers or look-alikes that receive government funding to provide medical care and services to rural or underserved communities. HRSA Administrator Carole Johnson stated, “We at HRSA are proud to support and partner with these health centers, which not only provide care to patients regardless of their ability to pay but also consistently deliver excellent care that exceeds national quality standards.”

Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc. (www.aphcv.org) is a nonprofit, federally-qualified health center that provides culturally and linguistically appropriate care and services to over 15,185 patients annually, more than 19% of whom are uninsured. APHCV receives more than 62,000 patient visits annually, and serves patients in multiple Asian languages, in addition to English and Spanish, at four community health centers in Los Angeles County in Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley. Appointments can be made by calling (323)-644-3888.

Meet our new Podiatrist!

Dr. Alexandria Stern received her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, and completed her residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, California. As a podiatrist, she focuses on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the foot, ankle, and related structures.

Dr. Stern sees patients of all ages at Los Feliz Health Center on Mondays, Tuesdays (second, third, and fourth), Thursdays, and third Saturdays from 8:30AM-5:00PM. She also sees patients at El Monte/Rosemead Health Center on first Tuesdays from 9:00AM-5:30PM. Belmont Health Center patients are welcome to use these services, considering Los Feliz Health Center is only a 15 minute drive from Belmont Health Center.

For more information, please call 323-644-3888 or ask your primary care provider (PCP) for information. Some podiatry appointments will require a referral from your PCP.


L.A Care Health Plan Awards APHCV with 2022 Provider Recognition Awards

L.A. Care Health Plan has recognized Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc. as the Top Performing Clinic for Chronic Care in 2022.  We have also been recognized for Excellence in Women’s Health and Pediatric Services in 2022.  We are honored to be recognized by L.A. Care Health Plan for the quality of care we provide to our chronic care, women’s health, and pediatric patients. We will continue to strive to provide the best, culturally competent, and patient-centered care possible.

APHCV receives L.A. Care Health Plan's 2022 Provider Recognition Award for Top Performing Clinic

APHCV receives L.A. Care Health Plan Recognition for Excellence in Women's Health in Reporting Year 2022

APHCV receives L.A. Care Health Plan Recognition for Excellence in Pediatric Services in Reporting Year 2022

L.A. Care funds APHCV with Robert E. Tranquada Safety Net Initiative (Tranquada XIII)

APHCV has received funding from L.A. Care’s Robert E. Tranquada Safety Net Initiative (Tranquada XIII).  This generous funding will help APHCV to retain and create advancement opportunities for frontline workers and to help engage new workers to ensure quality health care for APHCV’s patients.

APHCV is happy to be able to recognize and appreciate its frontline workers who have been working on-site throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our frontline staff have been working tirelessly to meet the critical needs of our patients.

L.A. Care launched the Tranquada Initiative in 2005 to help safety net providers improve their core infrastructure capabilities and to support projects that have a long-term and systemic impact.

L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for Los Angeles County’s vulnerable and low-income communities and residents and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has recognized Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc. (APHCV) with multiple awards for 2022.  APHCV has achieved a gold badge for “Health Center Quality Leader”, recognition for Addressing Social Risk Factors, and Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).  Certification.