CHCNRV is a 2019 HRSA Quality Improvement Awards Recipient.

The Community Health Center of the New River Valley (CHCNRV) was awarded the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 2019 Quality Improvement Award along with other health centers across the Nation.  The award recognizes the work that health centers do to address health priorities as they provide quality, value-based community care.  Along with the designation, the CHCNRV was awarded $64,000 to support quality improvement.

The financial award was based on the Community Health Center’s high performance in categories including:  Improving Clinical Quality of Care, Increasing Access to Care, Using an Electronic Health Record to Track Quality and Achieving Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition.

HRSA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is the primary federal agency for improving health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable.  To learn more about HRSA visit

“We are excited to receive this award recognizing our achievements in the areas of accessibility, quality, and patient-centered integrated health care services for our patient,” states Michelle Brauns, CEO.

The Community Health Center of the New River Valley provides affordable and high quality medical, dental, behavioral and preventive health care services to people of all ages, regardless of ability to pay. For more information about the Community Health Center’s services and programs in Dublin, Christiansburg and Pearisburg, visit our website at or call 381-0820.