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.
Judith Warren Retiring as CEO of Health Care Access Now
Judith Warren, MPH, the founding CEO of Health Care Access Now (HCAN), has announced her retirement from the organization. Her nine-year tenure at HCAN culminates a career in health care administration, nonprofit and community leadership. Warren says, “It’s been a privilege to serve consumers in Greater Cincinnati since I came here in 1993 to assume the position of CEO for the West End Health Center. The work has been rewarding and challenging, but I’m pleased with our results and optimistic about our future in the ever-changing health care/social service landscape.” Click here for more details.
It Was A Great Time To Be A Dad
It was indeed A Great Time To Be A Dad at the Cincinnati Reds Urban Youth Academy in Roselawn on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Fathers, their children and their families enjoyed an afternoon of fun, food, and information to support healthy families at this annual event hosted by Health Care Access Now (HCAN). Click here for more details.
Health Care Access Now receives grant to support their Maternal and Child Health Care Coordination Program and scholarships for Community Health Workers
Health Care Access Now (HCAN) was awarded a $50,00 grant from the HealthPath Foundation to support their Maternal and Child Health Care Coordination Program. HCAN, along with its Care Coordination agency partners, assists women living in Butler and Hamilton counties during and after pregnancy to ensure they have a full-term baby and that women and their babies and children stay healthy by addressing their social and health care needs. The funds will be used to expand HCAN’s work is assisting more women and their families to assure that they have access to appropriate and timely care and community resources. Click here for more details.
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.
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.