Grant: $1,086,331 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Mar. 27, 2009
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Award Description: The increased demand for services funds awarded to North County Health Project, Inc, 'NCHS' are part of the ARRA funding to increase access to health care for those in need. These funds enable NCHS to provide services using the federal self pay guidelines to people in need who would otherwise not be able to afford services due to lost jobs and insurance. NCHS has seen an increase in the number of new patients seeking community health services as well as the under/non-insured. Our projections for the full grant funding period were that we would increase new patients by 4036 with 70% of these patients being new uninsured patients. NCHS provides medical, mental health and dental services as well as a medical home to the people in our communities.
Project Description: For this reporting period NCHS has had an increase of 731 new patients with 1525 new patients since the beginning of the ARRA funding period. Our growth period to date due to this funding is at 38% of goal. With this trend we anticipate consistent growth and exceeding our initial projections. The percent of new patients that are uninsured is at 70%, that is 1068 new uninsured patients seeking the services of our clinics for the first time. The average number of medical visits per new user is 4 visits per patient. We have also seen a trend in the growth of new patients seeking mental health and dental services at NCHS.
Jobs Summary: NCHS has hired an additonal .60 FTE Nurse Practioner, 3.80 FTE Other medical personnel, .40 FTE Health Educator, and 1.20 FTE Patient support staff. The other medical personnel are medical assistants to support providers so that they are able to see more patients. The patient support staff are clinic managers coordinating the site services so that patient services are maximized during the visit. In addition to the new hires we were able to retain 1.0 FTE Physician Assistant and .75 FTE Outreach worker; these positions would have been eliminated due to loss of grant funding. Additionally, we have retained .88 FTE Psychologist that would have been terminated due to losses in State mental health funding. (Total jobs reported: 9)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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