Our Pregnancy Pathway Program assists moms during and after pregnancy to ensure they have a full term baby and mom stays healthy. It helps in many ways especially through education and addressing the needs of the expectant moms.
Our Diabetes Care Coordination Pathway will send a community health worker directly to an individual’s front door. We assist clients in taking away the barriers that would otherwise prevent individuals from getting routine care and managing their condition.
Our ED Care Coordination Pathway helps individuals find ongoing medical care and resources so that they will not need to use the hospital emergency departments as their first choice for medical care.
Our mission & vision
Health Care Access Now’s mission is to improve the access to and delivery of healthcare for Greater Cincinnati’s medically underserved populations – the poor and working poor who are often uninsured or underinsured, through culturally and linguistically appropriate service delivery.
Navigating the medical and behavioral health care systems and social services networks can be challenging in any case, and never more so than for the most vulnerable of our citizens. Despite health insurance expansion and new coverage options, thousands of adults in our area still deal with barriers to care.
Health Care Access Now works with women during their pregnancy and up to the child’s second birthday, if needed
Health Care Access Now works with women during their pregnancy and up to the child’s second birthday, if needed. “It’s a known fact that babies, in Ohio and Hamilton County especially, are dying before the age of one,” said Lynniece, Certified Community Health Worker. “We want to make sure that the baby gets to their first birthday and beyond.”Helping expectant moms with everything from routine medical assistance to social issues such as transportation, housing, drug/alcohol addiction, emotional support and food, are key to the success of this program. Lynniece explained that “every story is a success story,” citing a recent case of being able to help a young mom with her self-esteem, which resulted in her enrolling at ITT and reaching a goal of getting her drivers’ license.
Michele Long, University of Cincinnati Medical Center
When uninsured patients without a medical home come to University Hospital’s emergency department, Michele Long…
When uninsured patients without a medical home come to University Hospital’s emergency department, Michele Long, Community Health Outreach Specialist, helps them find a primary care physician. “When I talk to the patient, I stress the importance of continuing to see the primary care doctor / medical home and to use the emergency department in the case of an emergency,” said Michelle.Michele speaks of many success stories of people establishing and committing to routine visits to their new medical home. One of these recent cases is a 60-year-old husband and 57-year-old wife who have both visited the emergency department over the years. The wife’s most recent issue was high-blood pressure and his, back pain. They now have a primary care doctor / medical home that they routinely visit. The cost is on a sliding fee scale – based on the patient’s ability to pay.
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