Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center (WYH) is accredited by New York State Department of Health. Whitney Young Health has been recognized, for a third time, by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home at the Albany, Troy and Watervliet Health Centers. In 2019 Whitney Young Health was recognized by the HRSA Health Center Program with Quality Improvement Awards (QIA), including the Health Center Quality Leader Award, for ranking in the top 30% of health centers nationally for clinical quality. WYH also received 2019 QIA’s for Health Disparities Reducer, Access Enhancer and Advancing HIT for Quality.
Our substance use disorder programs are licensed by New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). Our Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program (MMTP) is also accredited by The Joint Commission. WYH is a member of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and the Community Health Centers Association of New York State (CHCANYS).
This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center is a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) deemed facility.
This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal PHS deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.