Aaron E. Henry Community Health Center Receives Health Quality Award

CLARKSDALE, Miss —Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services Center, Inc. (AEHCHC) has received the 2023 Community Health Quality Recognition (CHQR) badge and certificate from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). CHQR badges recognize Health Center Program awardees and look-alikes that have made notable quality improvement achievements in the areas of access, quality, health equity, health information technology, social risk factors screening, and COVID-19 public health emergency response for the most recent Uniform Data System (UDS) reporting period.  HRSA first awarded CHQR badges in 2021 for the 2020 UDS reporting period.  

According to HRSA, AEH’s “efforts are central to advancing a model of coordinated, comprehensive, and patient-centered care”.  AEH served 10,579 patients in 2022.  AEH has been incorporated in the state of Mississippi since April 1979 and offers primary care, behavioral healthcare, pediatrics, optometry, an optical shop, exercise therapy, women’s healthcare, HIV care, public transportation, and more across 4 freestanding sites, 3 school-based sites (2 new sites coming online in 2024), and 2 mobile medical units.

About Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services Center, Inc.

Based in Clarksdale, Mississippi, the Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services Center, Inc. (AEHCHC) works to improve the health of people in the Mississippi Delta and Delta Hills communities by increasing access to integrated, comprehensive primary and preventive health care, and related services while promoting economic development. The agency is committed to the philosophy that individuals in need of primary and preventive health services should have access to such services, regardless of ability to pay.


Media Contacts:

Tana Vassel

Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services Center, Inc.,

tpvassel@aehchc.org, (662) 624-4292 ext. 1129



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