Grant: $212,111 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Mar. 27, 2009
50% voted satisfied - 50% voted not satisfied - 2 vote(s) cast
Award Description: The purpose of this award is to expand primary care services for homeless persons with the addition of a 1.0 FTE Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) and a 1.0 FTE Medical Assistant (MA). The expansion will alleviate increasing delays in access to healthcare providers by decreasing wait times for patients requiring episodic care (walk-ins), short-term follow-up, and physical examinations of new shelter-based clients. The specific objectives for increasing capacity for this project are to provide primary healthcare services to an additional 200 new patients (of which it is projected that approximately 185 users will be uninsured) that will result in an annual increase of 2,025 targeted primary care visits.
Project Description: Camillus Health Concern hired both the 1.0 FTE Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and 1.0 FTE Medical Assistant. Through 9/30/09, we saw a total of 256 unduplicated new patients, of which 237 were uninsured, for a total of 351 primary care visits. We have already surpassed the number of unduplicated new patients we had projected, and based on our experience in the early stages of the program, we feel that we are on track to meet our objective of 2,025 primary care visits. In addition to the increases in new patients and primary care visits, we also saw increases in our other core services: ? Dental Services: 22 visits from 17 patients who were new to dental services ? Mental Health Services: 48 visits from 25 patients who were new to mental health services ? Other Professional Services (Podiatry): 5 visits from 5 patients who were new to podiatry services ? Enabling Services (Case Management and HIV Prevention and Education): 72 visits from 57 patients who were new to enabling services
Jobs Summary: This award addresses community needs by increasing the capacity of our main site through the following staffing additions: 1.0 FTE Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and a 1.0 FTE Medical Assistant. These additions bring additional jobs to the hard-hit Miami community, and will assist in increasing walk-in capacity, the availability for short-term interval evaluations, and the availability for physical examinations of new shelter-based clients. (Total jobs reported: 2)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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