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Ohio University College of Osteopathic MedicineArea Health Education Center and Community Health Programs
we are comprised of two components
We are comprised of two components:

Area Health Education Center (AHEC)Links medical students and the medical school to the community through health education and non-medical community service

Community Health Programs (CHP)Provides free or low-cost health services to residents of Southeastern Ohio.

In 2005, CHP and AHEC united under one director, Kathy Trace, MHA.

chp staff
CHP Staff

Each of our programs is coordinated by our highly qualified and dedicated staff.

We are continually developing new programs to better meet health needs in Appalachia.

background
Background

In 1994, the Childhood Immunization Program beganwith one mobile medical unit.

The program grew in subsequent years to meet other health needs in the area.

In 2001, a second mobile medical unit was added.

The efforts were renamed Community Health Programsin 2006.

ahec programs
AHEC Programs

Student Sight Saver Program (glaucoma screening)

American Heart Association Training Center

Continuing Medical Education

Continuing Education for Other Health Care Professionals

Service Learning

Health Careers

Community Resource Room

Women’s Health Week Grants

Area Health Education Center

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Community Health Programs

CHP Programs

  • Programs for Children and Families
    • Well Child/Well FamiliesProgram
    • Healthy Childcare Ohio
    • Perinatal Program
    • Car Seat Project
    • Childhood Immunization Program
    • AmeriCorps/ComCorps Program
  • Healthy Adult Project
    • Free Medical Clinics
      • Adult
      • Diabetes
    • Adult Immunization Program
    • Healthy Adult Breast & Cervical Screening Program
    • Tuberculosis Clinic
    • Student Sight Saver Program (glaucoma screening)
well child well families overview
Well Child/Well Families Overview

Helps underinsured families obtain medical andmental health services for children and adolescents

Assists families in determining eligibilityfor social services

Educates families about:

SIDS prevention

Lead poisoning prevention

Proper nutrition

Parenting development and behavioral health concerns

Family Navigator Program

Assists families in accessing needed services

Community Health Programs

well child well families 2008 report
Well Child/Well Families 2008 Report

Assessed 46 familiesand provided 42 unitsof professional services

Trained 15 child careproviders in three areasof child abuse prevention

Provided an estimated $14,000 in services

Community Health Programs

Sue Meeks, RN

Funded by the Ohio Department of Health through a grant

from Child and Family Health Services

healthy child care ohio hcco overview
Healthy Child Care Ohio (HCCO) Overview

Educates and consults child care providers on health and safety issues

Provides free hearing and vision screenings and medical referrals for children ages 3-6

Community Health Programs

Sue Meeks, RN, and Debbie White, RN

hcco 2008 report
HCCO 2008 Report

Provided 2,019 hours of service

Conducted 285 direct nursing consultations

Trained 714 providers and 35 parents

Benefited 3,450 combined contacts in 18 counties

Provided an estimated $72,684 in services

Community Health Programs

Funded by the Ohio Department of Health, Healthy Child Care Ohio,

and the Ohio Child Care Resources and Referral Association

perinatal initiative overview
Perinatal Initiative Overview

Provides perinatal education to high-risk pregnant women at and below the 200% poverty level who are uninsured or underinsured

Assists with smoking cessation, nutrition, exercise and prenatal education services

Provides depression screenings, social and emotional support, case management and referrals to other community agencies

Since the program’s inception in 2000, preterm birthrates in Athens County have dropped below stateand national level

Community Health Programs

Funded by the Ohio Department of Health through a grant

from Child and Family Health Services

perinatal initiative 2008 report
Worked with 130women in 283 visits

Provided an estimated $36,233 in services

Perinatal Initiative 2008 Report

Community Health Programs

Mary McPherson, RN

car seat program overview
Car Seat Program Overview

Provides car seats and car seat installation training for Athens County residents

Community Health Programs

Mary McPherson, RN

car seat program 2008 report
Car Seat Program 2008 Report

Community Health Programs

Richard Shuler, Certified Child Seat Installer

Funded by the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • 48 total car seats
    • 33 in classes
    • 15 car seats inurgent situations
  • Offered five classes atthree separate locations
  • Provided an estimated $2,400 in services
childhood immunization project chip overview
Provides free routine immuni-zationsto children aged 0-18, regardless of insurance status

Covers a 21 county-wide areaof Southeastern Ohio

Assists in kindergarten registration and referrals

Childhood Immunization Project(CHIP) Overview

Community Health Programs

Diana Kasler, RN

chip 2008 report
CHIP 2008 Report

Administered 8,554 vaccines, 95% of which was at no charge

Provided an estimated $337,244 in vaccines

Community Health Programs

Lynn Smith, RN

Funded by the State of Ohio, Ohio Department of Health

comcorps overview
ComCorps Overview

Began in 1999 with a planning grant

Partners with schools and community agencies to provide vision, lice and hearing screenings; school and community health education; and health-care access to Athens County children and families

Serves as a domestic Peace Corps, providing individuals with a living stipend and education award in exchange for one year of service

Received an Ohio portfolio peer review of 100%—only state program to do so

Community Health Programs

comcorps 2008 report
ComCorps2008 Report

Conducted 19,047 health education encounters withAthens county residents in 2007

Provided 15,214 individual screenings for lice, hearing, vision, gross motor skills, and immunization compliance

Provided 3,960 individuals and families with access to healthcare opportunities

20 ComCorps members and 322 volunteers served a combined 25,202 hours estimated at $454,644

Community Health Programs

Members volunteer at a Red Cross Blood Drive

Funded by the Federal Corporation for National and Community Service

healthy adult programs hap overview
Healthy Adult Programs (HAP) Overview

Provides services and screenings to:

Athens County

Gallia County

Hocking County

Jackson County

Lawrence County

Meigs County

Morgan County

Perry County

Pike County

Ross County

Scioto County

Vinton County

Washington County

Offers communities, agencies and businesses education about and screenings for:

Blood pressure

Cholesterol

Blood Sugar

Breast Cancer

Cervical Cancer

Provides adult immunizations and bus driver physicals

Community Health Programs

hap 2008 report
HAP 2008 Report

Screened 1,217 people

Identified 164 people with high blood pressure

Identified 72 people withhigh blood sugar

Identified 225 people with high cholesterol—21.4% oftotal people screened

Provided an estimated $74,237 in free screenings

Community Health Programs

ohio free clinic overview
Ohio Free Clinic Overview

Provides free medical carefor eligible, uninsured adults

Serves residents of Athens, Meigs, and Washington counties

Added 4 new locationsin 2008:

Albany

Nelsonville

Pomeroy

Trimble Township

Community Health Programs

Amy Wirtz, OMS II, and Cindy Greenlee, CNP

ohio free clinic 2008 report
Ohio Free Clinic 2008 Report

Served 151 patients on-site

Served 149 patients off-site

Provided an estimated $232,560 in mental health counseling, specialty medical care, prescription drugs, hospital services and lab services

Community Health Programs

Funded by the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Sisters of Saint Joseph Charitable Fund, the Appalachian Rural Health Institute and the Ohio Association of Free Clinics

breast and cervical cancer screening program bccp overview
Breast and Cervical CancerScreening Program (BCCP) Overview

Utilizes a mobile medical unit, as part of theHealthy Adult Program

Offers screening and education for uninsuredand underinsured women ages 40-65 (and otherswho qualify) for breast and cervical cancer

Provides referrals and follow-ups

Presents information about women’s health issuesat schools, community agencies, senior centersand businesses

Collaborates with health care agencies and/orother community agencies

Community Health Programs

bccp 2008 report
Served 327 patients

Raised awareness through 31health fairs, reaching a total of2,321 people

Spoke to 561 students at 13 high schools about breast and cervical cancer

Screenings resulted in the detection and treatment of two cancer cases

Provided an estimated $44,758 in free imaging services

BCCP 2008 Report

Community Health Programs

Janice Smith, CMA, BSH

Funded by the Columbus Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Foundation, Inc., and the ODH Breast and Cervical Cancer Project

glaucoma screening program overview
Glaucoma Screening Program Overview

Provides freeglaucoma screeningsin Southeastern Ohio

Trains medical student volunteers to screenfor glaucoma

Community Health Programs

glaucoma screening program 2008 report
Glaucoma Screening Program 2008 Report

Screened 98 people at 7 screenings

Referred 19 people for a glaucoma consultation

Referred 29 people for an ophthalmic consultation

Trained 20 medical students to screen for glaucoma

Provided an estimated $6,958 in free medical services

Community Health Programs

Funded by the Friends of the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus Foundation

tuberculosis clinic overview
Tuberculosis Clinic Overview

Offers services to Ohio University students to prevent active cases of TB on campus and in Athens County

Educates about TB prevention and symptoms

Holds clinics at the Student Health Centeroffering free appointments and minimal chargesfor medication and lab tests

Community Health Programs

tb clinic 2008 report
Treated 165 new patients and 471 returning patients

Provided an estimated $59,697 in medical care

TB Clinic 2008 Report

Community Health Programs

Marjorie Nelson, MD, MPH, and Beth Brown, RN

Funded by the Athens County Tuberculosis Board with TB levy tax dollars

appalachian health care access project overview and 2008 report
Appalachian Health Care Access Project Overview and 2008 Report

Represents collaboration among CHP, Appalachian Rural Health Institute and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs

Expands affordable health care options to the Appalachian Ohio region

Increases clinical preventative services such as breast and cervical cancer screenings

Provides support for chronic illness management

Community Health Programs

the area health education center
The Area Health Education Center

Offers continuing medical education sessions for professionals and service learning opportunities for medical students

Provides community resource room with information on various cancers; alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; poison prevention; HIV/AIDS; and a variety ofother topics

Area Health Education Center

area health education center ahec 2008 report
Served 2,517 individuals through continuing education sessions

Trained more than 1,000 people

Provided 3,817 service learning hours to medical students

Over 3,800 resources available through AHEC

Area Health Education Center(AHEC) 2008 Report

Area Health Education Center

Missy Kemper, RN

american heart association aha training center overview
AHEC serves as an AHA Training Center for health care organizations in Vinton and Athens counties

Offers several training classes for medical professionals

American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center Overview

Area Health Education Center

aha 2008 report
AHA 2008 Report

Trained 361 healthcare providers and 182 community members in basic life support (BLS)

Trained 290 in advanced cardiac life support

Trained 15 people in pediatric advanced life support

Trained 193 people in First Aid

Area Health Education Center

continuing medical education overview
Offers programs for health professions to meet continuing education requirements

Collaborates with area health agencies to provide high quality innovative programs.

Continuing Medical Education Overview

Area Health Education Center

Tracy McKibben, AHEC Administrative Associate

continuing medical education 2008 report
Offered 42 CE programs, serving 1,549 medical professionals with more than 5,000 hours of free training

Earned a 100% on the CME audit by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) in 2008

Received a 3-year category 1 CME Sponsor Accreditation

Provided an estimated $125,562 in free education

Continuing Medical Education 2008 Report

Area Health Education Center

Ellen Peterson, BSN, and Tracy McKibben, AHEC Administrative Associate

summary
Summary

11,993 miles traveled by 2 Mobile Health Units

327 women screened for breast and cervical cancer

48 free car seats distributed

3,817 hours students have given for community service

636 visits to the Tuberculosis Clinic

4,015 children screenedfor vision problems in Southeastern Ohio

Over 1,000 people trainedby the AHATC

$2,000 raised by medical students at the Medical Runfor the Free Clinic

$337,244 in free vaccinesto children

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8,554 vaccines administered through CHIP

25,202 hours ComCorps members have given to community service

300 patients seen at OU-COM’s free clinic

1,217 people screened as part of HAP

130 women served throughthe Prenatal Project

$1 million+ , the estimated value of free education, clinical and community services provided

46 families given childhood behavior health assessments and enabling services

2,019 hours of childcare provided through Healthy Childcare Ohio Program

Summary

summary of funders
Summary of Funders

State of Ohio

Ohio Department of Health

A grant from Child and Family Health Services

Ohio Children’s Trust Fund through Athens County Family and Children First Council

Healthy Child Care Ohio

Athens Foundation

Baxter International Foundation

The Federal Corporation for National and Community Service

Athens County Tuberculosis Board with TB levy tax dollars

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Sisters of Saint Joseph Charitable Fund

The Appalachian Rural Health Institute

The Ohio Association of Free Clinics

Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Rural Health Policy

Columbus Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, Inc., and the Ohio Department of Health Breast and Cervical Cancer Project

Friends of the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus Foundation

Private Donations

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Ohio University College of Osteopathic MedicineArea Health Education Center and Community Health Programs

This is just a small sampling of services provided to residents of Southeastern Ohio by the Area Health Education Center and Community Health Programs.

If you would like to know more, please contact:

Kathy Trace 057 Grosvenor Hall (740) 593-2432tracek@ohio.edu

Or visit our website: http://www.oucom.ohiou.edu/csp/