Grant: $156,125 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Sep. 18, 2009
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Award Description: Increased Demand for Services - The project will seek to increase the number of new (unduplicated) homeless patients seen annually on the Mobile Medical Unit by adding a part-time (.25) FTE mid-level practitioner and by adding another part-time (.75) FTE Case Manager to the current team. This practitioner will be able to triage, conduct medical histories, take vitals, and treat patients at any given site. With the increase of patients a Case Manager will be needed to conduct intakes; track patients, letters to sites and by establishing a more visible rapport with the uninsured population and facilitate follow-up measures with the sites as well as with the patients. The goal will be to seek healthier outcomes through education, awareness, and follow-up. The Case Manager will also work more closely with the Mobile Medical Unit Advisory Council to strategize expanded public awareness of the mobile unit and its services to the homeless population. The mid-level practitioner will come from a community partner that is able to provide additional staffing needs on demand. This community partner currently staffs the physician on the mobile unit. The project allows for an increase in the hours of operation to include two Saturdays per month and additional weekday coverage, also by providing services possibly through extended evening hours. These staffing measures coupled with the added hours of service will provide for an increase in the number of homeless individuals receiving medical care through the mobile unit.
Project Description: Mobile Medical Unit Increased Demand for Services Project will seek to increase the number of new (unduplicated) homeless patients seen annually on the Mobile Medical Unit. The project provided service to 90 new / unduplicated patients in the second quarter. We are on target for meeting the goal of 600 for the two year project / 300 annually, as the patient projection for the remainder of the year, based on current figures, is 405.
Jobs Summary: The project retained a .75 FTE Case Manager position slated for layoff due to Pinellas County government budget cuts / staff reductions. The Case Manager conducts intakes, tracks patients through phone calls and letters to sites, establishes a more visible rapport with the homeless uninsured population, and facilitates follow-up measures with the sites' staff and patients. The project contracted for a .25 FTE mid-level practitioner. The practitioner triages, conducts medical histories, takes vitals, and treats patients. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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