Grant: $170,204 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Mar. 27, 2009
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Award Description: Mattapan Community Health Center (MCHC) proposes to use the IDS funds to hire an internist by July 2009 to fill a previously vacant position and to meet the growing demands of the uninsured and the underinsured. The health center also plans to retain the services of the physician for the remaining portion of the 2-year project period. MCHC is the only FQHC in its urban service area - Mattapan and Hyde Park, two Boston, MA neighborhoods. All of Mattapan and part of Hyde Park are Medically Underserved Areas. MCHC draws patients from a wide service area, including other Boston neighborhoods, and adjacent southern suburbs. The proposed IDS project will have a positive impact on the needs for health services in the MCHC service area, the target population served, and the uninsured.
Project Description: Mattapan Community Health Center has made significant progress in implementing the goals and objectives of the IDS project since the first reporting period. The goal of the project was to improve access to primary care services and build health center capacity by hiring an additional physician and support staff. Here are: Objective 1: To increase number of physicians by July 2009 using the standard health center hiring process. During this reporting period, the full-time adult medicine doctor has seen 629 patients with 975 visits since July 6, 2009. Objective 2: To increase clinical and administrative support personnel by July 2009. During this reporting period, MCHC has retained a new nurse and a new community health worker since June 2009. Through this grant, we continue to retain a full-time medical assistant and a part-time unit coordinator.
Jobs Summary: Through this grant, MCHC hired a new full-time adult medicine physician, a new nurse and a new community health worker. We were also able to retain a full-time medical assistant and a part-time unit coordinator. The IDS project has a positive impact on the needs for health services in the MCHC service area, the target population served, and the uninsured. (Total jobs reported: 5)
Project Status: More than 50% Completed
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