Grant: $210,258 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Mar. 27, 2009
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Award Description: The purpose of this award is to expand access to needed primary health care services specifically by expanding services at existing health center sites in an underserved area or for an underserved population.The IDS project that KKV will be implementing involves expanding existing services with new hires, extending hours of primary medical care operations at satellite service sites, and retaining jobs that are connected to community-based preventive health care programs. KKV will be hiring a new Licensed Clinical Social Worker to deal with the increasing needs within the community that come from job lay-offs, lack of work opportunities, and concurrent related issues such as increased substance abuse, domestic violence, gang violence, depression, anxiety, chronic stress disorders and other behavioral health problems. KKV will be hiring 2 new clinical support staff to allow a new KKV physician to expand hours of primary care services at two separate KKV satellite sites -- at its Elder Services Center and at the Kuhio Park Terrace public housing complex (the largest in the State of Hawaii). Expanded clinical service hours at these sites will accommodate the growing demand for these types of services in the areas where these satellite sites are located, and will circumvent the problem of limited space for patients at KKV's main health center. KKV will also be retaining a .2 FTE LPN and 2.25 FTE of case management and other paraprofessional staff. These staff have been providing culturally and linguistically competent outreach, case management and intervention activities with community residents who have substance abuse and other behavioral health related problems.
Project Description: With the additions of 1.3 FTE of behavioral health staff, 1 FTE of support staff to assit providers, and retaining 1.5FTE of enabling services for eligibility staff and case managers allows KKV to provide needed primary care medical and behavioral health services as well as enabling services towards Kalihi Valley's low-income, uninsured and new immigrant populations. These populations are continuing to grow in Kalihi Valley, where the State's recent economic downturn, increased unemployment and cuts in State funding have already begun to be felt.
Jobs Summary: This project address community need in primary care medical and behavioral health services by increasing the capacity of two sites through a combination of expanding hours and staffing additions that include: expanding exsiting behavioral services by hiring a License Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Social Worker (MSW) (1.3FTE), extending hours of operation for behavioral health services to 10 hours per month at Gulick satellite services site, extending hours of primary medical care operation at Kuhio Park Teracce satellite services site to 48 hours per month with an additional supoport staff (1 FTE), retaining jobs that connected to community based preventive health care programs and increassing the efficiency of the current operation at these sites. Expanded clinical services hours at these sites would accomodate the growing demand for these type of services in the areas where these satellite sites are located, and will circumvent the problem of limited space for patient at KKV's main health center and decrease waiting time for appouintments, open up many appointments for walk in and new patients, and provide reassurance to those unable to pay for their health care that they may be seen. The project allows to also retain 0.5 FTE of eligibility staff and 1 FTE of case management that have been providing culturally and linguisticaly competent outreach, case management and intervention activities related to primary care medical and behavioral health problems as well as assiting community and public housing residents who have no insurance and other government benefit program. (Total jobs reported: 4)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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