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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and CHI’s Mission & Ministry Fund have awarded $1,124,240 in grant funding to Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation in support of a “Total Health Roadmap” initiative.
This pilot project, spanning two and a half years, will address health-related social needs by implementing a screening tool in three physician practices located in Berea and London. Frontline staff members, known as Community Health Workers, will provide navigational services to patients identified as having unmet basic human needs (housing, food security, childcare, transportation and behavioral health services) to better connect them with community resources.
Community Health Workers possess a special understanding of the community served – often living in the same neighborhood as the patients – and are able to bridge communication and cultural gaps common between underserved patients and clinical staff which results in better health outcomes.
This project is led by Neva Francis, Vice President of Healthy Communities, and Lois Justice, project manager for KentuckyOne Health.
The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation is focused on the needs of KentuckyOne Health’s programs and services in Lexington, Kentucky and surrounding communities.
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