Reach Out of Montgomery County. By: Dr Sharon Sherlock, DHA, RN Executive Director Reach Out of Montgomery County Assistant Professor, Community Health Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine. ACCESS for the medically uninsured/underserved.
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By: Dr Sharon Sherlock, DHA, RN
Executive Director Reach Out of Montgomery County
Assistant Professor, Community Health
Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine
ACCESS for the medically uninsured/underserved
Reach Out is a nonprofit health care organization that provides access to medical services for the medically uninsured in Montgomery County, with assistance from dedicated volunteer physicians, nurses, pharmacists, translators, medical students and other health professionals
It’s Our Mission
Montgomery County Resident
Income: Below: 250% FPL
24 Hour nurse call line
CLINICS & CHARITABLE PHARMACY facility located directly behind Miami Valley Hospital Apple St Garage,
52 Hours Monday-Friday
25 E. Foraker
Dayton, Ohio 45409
Service learning; cultural diversity, health disparities
Medical & Pharmaceutical Services for Uninsured/Underserved
Since 1995 = 40,000 clinic visits performed
Since 2006 = 150,000 prescriptions filled
Top Clinic Diagnoses 2011
3,133 lab test
Daytime and Evening Volunteers
Daytime & Evening Healthcare Students
#6 University Affiliations for Community Health
Translators ….and more
1.Strengthen and consolidate access to primary care.
2. Provide coverage for vulnerable populations under a managed care model.
3.Enhance outreach strategies to encourage eligible people to enroll in Medicaid.
4. Establish a community trust through a combination of new funding sources.
5. Investigate implementation of a community-wide electronic linkage between healthcare providers.
6. Enhance care coordination for vulnerable populations with chronic disease.
7.Explore U.S. Department of Health and Human Services demonstration projects.
8. Encourage and support volunteerism in the healthcare community to provide care to vulnerable populations in a variety of settings.
9. Request the Montgomery County Cost Council examine the cost structure of providing care to vulnerable populations. MCC
GAPS in service
Young invincible’s refuse coverage
Lack of access to care (geographic)
Small Business without HC benefits
High Utilization of ER
Stale-Mate in Congress impacting ACA
Paying the Price of “Living Without”