Grant: $387,058 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Mar. 27, 2009
50% voted satisfied - 50% voted not satisfied - 2 vote(s) cast
Award Description: The ARRA Increased Demand for Services grant awards were made to: increase services and providers at health center sites; and to address increases in the number of patients, including uninsured patients, seen by health centers. In addition, these funds will support the creation and retention of jobs in underserved communities. Tri-City Health Center received an ARRA Increased Demand for Services grant in the amount of $386,058 to provide services for 552 new uninsured patients, and 5,800 additional patient visits over a two year period. Of these new patient visits 2,000 are allocated for the uninsured. Additionally, over the two year grant period, Tri-City will hire 3 new FTE's, and retain 1.8 FTE's.
Project Description: From July 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009, ARRA funding has allowed TCHC to provide an additional 644 patient visits. ARRA funding has provided the necessary resources for Tri-City to serve an additional 154 new patients of which 66 were uninsured. ARRA funding has also resulted in TCHC retaining .08 FTE's and 3.6 new FTE's. Cumulatively, ARRA funding has allowed TCHC to provide a total of 1326 patient visits, and serve 299 new patients of which 134 were uninsured. From January to September 2009, are clinic visits are up 15% over the same time period in 2008. Of the 61,788 patient visits in 2009, approximately 43% of patients are uninsured. The award of ARRA IDS funding has allowed us to increase provider hours while recruiting 3 FTE positions resulting in the increased ability to see more patients.
Jobs Summary: ARRA funding has provided Tri-City Health Center with the necessary capacity for 3.66 new FTE's and to retain .80 FTE's. The .80 FTE is to retain an Outreach Worker to provide health education to clinic patients. The new FTE's consist of: .20 FTE Spanish-speaking Family Physician, .26 FTE General Practitioner, .20 FTE Physician Assistant, 1.0 FTE bilingual Medical Assistant, .50 FTE bilingual Outreach Worker, and 1.50 FTE Patient Support Staff. Adding these FTE's is critcical to serving our Spanish-speaking populations who comprise 40% of our patient base and represent the most underserved segment of our community. Although 99.98% of our 2008 patients were at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline, Latinos are more likely to be uninsured, homeless, and to reside in public housing. Hiring bilingual staff helps Tri-City offer more culturally appropriate care to an important patient population. These staff members will enable the clinic to perform at peak efficiency, increasing overall patient satisfaction and quality of care. (Total jobs reported: 4)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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