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1 ACCESS TO CARE WORKGROUP JUNE 11TH, 2013 RA: ALLISON KUCHAR

2 Focus: Community Services Guide-At-A-Glance Distribution Plan 2. Potential Sources for Funding Priority 1: Ensure that Prince George’s County residents receive the health care they need, targeting low-income, uninsured and underinsured individuals.

3  Continuation of Workgroup’s activities from last year  Resource Directory of local area agencies and organizations serving Prince George’s County, Maryland residents  For over 13 years, has been used by local government agencies, community organizations, and human service providers to link clients to available services.  Newly-revised and updated booklet from original 2000 Guide

4 1. Includes Spanish translation of topics and service descriptions. 2. Provides web site addresses for nearly all listings 3. New tabbed alphabetical index that enables users to quickly locate information ~ Serves as a time-saving feature that will enhance customer service capabilities 4. Guide is available as both a PDF and a printed booklet ~Allows unlimited download access to organizations and residents who do not receive hard copies

5 * Predetermined copies were reserved for organizations based on prioritized lists Database was created that prioritized first and must haves of booklets * Revised letter was sent, via , to organizations to prompt for pickup.

6 Type of OrganizationDateTime County Government Agencies PG County Memorial Library System CountyClick 311 County Government CBO’s 9:00am -3:00 pm Hospitals & affiliated Community Health Cntrs Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) Community Clinics MCOs (Managed Care Organizations/HMOs) 9:00am -3:00 pm Public and Private Schools Universities and Colleges Municipalities Parks and Recreation Centers Senior Centers 9:00am -3:00 pm Faith-Based Organizations Private & Non-profit Community Based Organizations 9:00am -3:00 pm

7 Pick-up in lobby of Prince George’s County Health Department Headquarters May 22 nd to May 31 st ; 9:00am to 3:00pm Two shifts (9:00-12:00 & 12:00-3:00) Guide Inserts Yay for volunteers!

8  Insert Corrections sheet  Distribute Guides as needed  Distribution Log  Phone Call Maintenance

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10  Location  Distribution Method  Insufficient Notice  Contact Only  Out of Sight, Out of Mind

11  For claimed booklets;  Follow-up calls  Call organization to verify pick-up and that distribution occurred from their site  For unclaimed booklets  Currently in process of creating a different method of distribution  Pickup of Guides At PGHD HQ after meeting

12  Community Services Guide-At-A-Glance will quickly become one of the most valuable tools used by County organizations for serving clients and the public, while ultimately helping to improve the health and quality of life of all Prince George’s County residents.

13  National Organizations Support for State Oral Health Programs  ACA SHIP and the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Options Counseling for Medicare Medicaid Individuals in States with Approved Financial Alignment Model

14  Funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention  Will support states efforts to perform essential public health functions related to oral health, address oral diseases, and support coordination of oral health efforts with state chronic disease programs and other partner organizations  Threshold Amount: $1,750,000

15  Funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services  Provide options counseling to Medicare-Medicaid individuals to ensure that these individuals have access to an unbiased and consumer friendly source of information counseling to help them make informed decisions about options  Award Ceiling; $1,000,000

16 GloriaBrownPrince George's County Department of Social Services JonBurnsSpecial Eye care ErnestCarterPrince George’s County Health Department CraigConnersDHR TraceyCurryUnited Healthcare GeorgeEscobarCasa De Maryland, Inc. KellyFields (Co-Chair)Capital Caring William JFlyntCommunity Clinic, Inc. LeonHarrisNCQA Progressive Cherverly Debony RHughesPrince George's County Health Department BenedictIjomahNew Vision Behavioral Healthcare MichaelJacobsPrince George's Hospital Center / Dimensions Healthcare TimothyJansenCommunity Crisis Services, Inc. KathyKnolhoffCommunity Clinic, Inc. SarahLeonhardGreater Baden Medical Center, Inc. VernaMeachamFort Washington Hospital Leslie APeltonPrince George's County Health Department JoselinePena-MelnykMaryland House of Delegates GinaPistulkaMary's Center VanessaPurnellMedstar MichelleRumbleMary’s Center Lovie BrownTarver GregoryTaylorPartnership for Healthier Communities Beatrice PTignorPrince George's County Government

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19  Draft Resources Guide developed late in 2012  Several challenges evolved that put the project on hold until recently  Approximately $6, still available from the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission to support development of the Resources Guide  Minor editing to include USDA’s MYPLATE.GOV icon and website link.

20  For now, Resource Guide will be web-based until we find additional funding to print hard copies if desired (14 plus pages long)  Thumbnail on Health Department home page for free download by the public  MYPLATE.GOV magnet also being developed.


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