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1 Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine Area Health Education Center and Community Health Programs

2 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.

3 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.

4 Background  In 1994, the Childhood Immunization Program began with 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 Programs in 2006.

5 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

6 6 CHP Programs Programs for Children and Families  Well Child/Well Families Program  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) Community Health Programs

7 Well Child/Well Families Overview  Helps underinsured families obtain medical and mental health services for children and adolescents  Assists families in determining eligibility for 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

8 Well Child/Well Families 2008 Report  Assessed 46 families and provided 42 units of professional services  Trained 15 child care providers in three areas of child abuse prevention  Provided an estimated $14,000 in services Sue Meeks, RN Community Health Programs Funded by the Ohio Department of Health through a grant from Child and Family Health Services

9 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 Sue Meeks, RN, and Debbie White, RN Community Health Programs

10 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

11 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 birth rates in Athens County have dropped below state and national level Community Health Programs Funded by the Ohio Department of Health through a grant from Child and Family Health Services

12  Worked with 130 women in 283 visits  Provided an estimated $36,233 in services Mary McPherson, RN Perinatal Initiative 2008 Report Community Health Programs

13 Car Seat Program Overview Provides car seats and car seat installation training for Athens County residents Mary McPherson, RN Community Health Programs

14 Car Seat Program 2008 Report  48 total car seats  33 in classes  15 car seats in urgent situations  Offered five classes at three separate locations  Provided an estimated $2,400 in services Richard Shuler, Certified Child Seat Installer Funded by the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine Community Health Programs

15  Provides free routine immuni- zations to children aged 0-18, regardless of insurance status  Covers a 21 county-wide area of Southeastern Ohio  Assists in kindergarten registration and referrals Diana Kasler, RN Childhood Immunization Project (CHIP) Overview Community Health Programs

16 CHIP 2008 Report  Administered 8,554 vaccines, 95% of which was at no charge  Provided an estimated $337,244 in vaccines Lynn Smith, RN Community Health Programs Funded by the State of Ohio, Ohio Department of Health

17 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

18 ComCorps 2008 Report  Conducted 19,047 health education encounters with Athens 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 Members volunteer at a Red Cross Blood Drive Community Health Programs Funded by the Federal Corporation for National and Community Service

19 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

20 HAP 2008 Report  Screened 1,217 people  Identified 164 people with high blood pressure  Identified 72 people with high blood sugar  Identified 225 people with high cholesterol—21.4% of total people screened  Provided an estimated $74,237 in free screenings Community Health Programs

21 Ohio Free Clinic Overview  Provides free medical care for eligible, uninsured adults  Serves residents of Athens, Meigs, and Washington counties  Added 4 new locations in 2008:  Albany  Nelsonville  Pomeroy  Trimble Township Amy Wirtz, OMS II, and Cindy Greenlee, CNP Community Health Programs

22 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

23 Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (BCCP) Overview  Utilizes a mobile medical unit, as part of the Healthy Adult Program  Offers screening and education for uninsured and underinsured women ages (and others who qualify) for breast and cervical cancer  Provides referrals and follow-ups  Presents information about women’s health issues at schools, community agencies, senior centers and businesses  Collaborates with health care agencies and/or other community agencies Community Health Programs

24  Served 327 patients  Raised awareness through 31 health fairs, reaching a total of 2,321 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 Janice Smith, CMA, BSH BCCP 2008 Report Community Health Programs Funded by the Columbus Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, Inc., and the ODH Breast and Cervical Cancer Project

25 Glaucoma Screening Program Overview  Provides free glaucoma screenings in Southeastern Ohio  Trains medical student volunteers to screen for glaucoma Community Health Programs

26 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

27 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 Center offering free appointments and minimal charges for medication and lab tests Community Health Programs

28  Treated 165 new patients and 471 returning patients  Provided an estimated $59,697 in medical care TB Clinic 2008 Report Community Health Programs Funded by the Athens County Tuberculosis Board with TB levy tax dollars Marjorie Nelson, MD, MPH, and Beth Brown, RN

29 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

30 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 of other topics Area Health Education Center

31  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

32  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

33 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

34  Offers programs for health professions to meet continuing education requirements  Collaborates with area health agencies to provide high quality innovative programs. Tracy McKibben, AHEC Administrative Associate Continuing Medical Education Overview Area Health Education Center

35  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 Ellen Peterson, BSN, and Tracy McKibben, AHEC Administrative Associate Continuing Medical Education 2008 Report Area Health Education Center

36 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 screened for vision problems in Southeastern Ohio  Over 1,000 people trained by the AHATC  $2,000 raised by medical students at the Medical Run for the Free Clinic  $337,244 in free vaccines to children

37  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 through the 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

38 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

39 This is just a small sampling of services provided to residents of Southeastern Ohio by the Area Health Education Center and Community Health Programs. Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine Area Health Education Center and Community Health Programs If you would like to know more, please contact: Kathy Trace 057 Grosvenor Hall (740) Or visit our website:


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