Our Maternal & Child Health Care Coordination assists moms during and after pregnancy to ensure they have a full-term baby and that mom stays healthy. It helps in many ways, especially through education and addressing the needs of the expectant moms.
Our Adult Health Care Coordination sends 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 Community Health Worker Job Training includes 10 short weeks of classroom/online training and a community-based practicum that will enable you to have a new profession in the health care industry.
It Was A Great Time To Be A Dad!
More than 90 dads, their kids and families had a great time at the Carl H. Linder YMCA learning more about fatherhood, insurance, healthy relationships, breastfeeding and more. “It’s a Great Time to be a Dad!” was held in November at the Carl H. Lindner YMCA. The event was sponsored by Health Care Access Now (HCAN). “Raising babies into children and children into citizens takes women and men, and we appreciate what HCAN did with this event,” says Sherry Kelley Marshall, President & CEO, Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board. Click here for more details.
D4P from HCAN and YMCA honored as Inspire Award Winner.
Because social determinants surrounding race, ethnicity and income can often have an impact on health outcomes, Health Care Access Now and the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati teamed up to offer type 2 prediabetes prevention (DPP) to low-income and minority patients. The Health Collaborative recognized the D4P program as the winner of the Gen-H Award as part of the 2017 Inspire Healthcare dinner and awards. The purpose of the Gen-H Award is to recognize an individual, team, or organization that has demonstrated progress on the Gen-H goal of making the healthier choice also being the easy choice, when it comes to deciding on where to live, work, learn or play. Gen-H, or “The Health Generation,” means all of us working together to make health and health care a value we share in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
Congratulations to Ella Thomas – 2017 Social Support Champion
Congratulations to Ella Thomas – 2017 Social Support Champion; a recognition awarded by Cradle Cincinnati. Ella was recognized by the Hamilton County Commissioners for her outstanding service as a Certified Community Health Worker, Care Coordination Supervisor and Instructor for CHW training. She brings her best to support pregnant women and other consumers who receive services from HCAN. Ella is truly an asset to HCAN. More information about the awards is available here: http://www.cradlecincinnati.org/celebrating-our-2017-champions-for-change-award-winners/
Judith Warren (right) with Dr. Camara Jones (left)
Judith Warren took part in Community Engagement Speaker Series, moderated by Dr. Camara Jones
Judith Warren, HCAN CEO, was part of a recent panel discussion moderated by Dr. Camara Jones, is a family physician and epidemiologist with the Morehouse School of Medicine. Her work focuses on the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation. The event was hosted by CCTST (Center for Clinical & Translational Science & Training), and the panel discussion focused on achieving health equity in our region. More information about the event is available at: https://cctst.uc.edu/node/3163.
2016 Annual Report now available.
Our 2016 annual report, “Better Health Takes More than Just Health Care,” is now available.
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.
What others have to say about us.
Lynniece Scurry, Health Care Access Now
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.