Presentation on theme: "Rural Health Network of Monroe County Florida, Inc."— Presentation transcript:
1 Rural Health Network of Monroe County Florida, Inc.
2 Rural Health Network of Monroe County FL, Inc Rural Health Network of Monroe County FL, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.We are funded by grants, patient revenues and contributions from the community for ongoing financial support.
3 Rural Health Network of Monroe County FL, Inc Rural Health Network of Monroe County FL, Inc. was formed in 1993, to meet a Florida State mandate under the (Florida) Health Care and Insurance Reform Act (FS ).We primarily serve the indigent, uninsured, underinsured and working poor population of the Florida Keys.
4 Our Mission:Improve the quality of and access to health care in Monroe County, with the cooperation and involvement of the network membership, other community health care providers and the community at large.
5 We are a Monroe County based non-profit (100%), with all of our employees living in Monroe County and supporting our local economy.Our Governing Board of Directors represent the entire Florida Keys, from Key Largo to Key West. Rural Health Network has been here to serve the citizens of Monroe County for the past 17 years, with direct care services since the late 1990’s.
6 Serving Our CommunityIn a County population of approximately 72,000We have served over 22,000 individuals and currently have an active patient list of about 15,000.Providing tens of thousands of medical and dental services to those patients.
7 Network RatesOur Network's rates are set on a sliding fee scale, which is based on the current federal poverty guidelines.
8 Dental services are provided at three locations: City of Key West (Lower Keys)City of Marathon (Middle Keys)City of Tavernier (Upper Keys).Our focus:Provide basic and restorative dentalcare,alleviate pain and infection,respond to dental emergencies, andaddress prevention strategies.
10 Improve quality of life Eliminate oral health disparities RHN HealthCare Center addresses primary prevention through oral health education and periodontal prophylaxis. Priority is given to children in the delivery of dental services at RHN Family HealthCare Centers. The main goals of the oral health services provided at RHN are in alignment with those of Healthy People 2010:Promote oral healthImprove quality of lifeEliminate oral health disparitiesThe Healthy People 2020 process will build from objectives and goals set for Healthy People 2010.
12 Health Promotion and Education Health Education is central to our programs. By helping patients become more knowledgeable, we help them to become more competent in monitoring their own health.We offer educational assistance to our patients, including smoking cessation and dietary programs.
13 SERVICE AREA MAP(S)Monroe County FL is designated as a Medically Underserved Area (MUA) with a Medically Underserved Population (MUP).Administration & Corporate OfficesOverseas Hwy.Ramrod Key, Summerland, FLFax:MedicalKey West: Dept. of Juvenile Justice;hours/week of medical care; providing RN and medical directorDentalMonday-Friday8 am – 5 pm91555 Overseas Hwy., Suite 1Tavernier, FLDental:Monday - Friday,8 am - 5 pm2901 Overseas Hwy.,Marathon, FLDentalMonday - Friday,9 am - 6 pm1010 Kennedy DriveSuite 307Key West, FLDental Sealants promoted to school children throughout the county for school children in grades 2 & 7
14 Handicapped Accessible We operate:Three full scale, “state-of-the-art” dental offices,each with a dental lab,totaling eleven operatories.Handicapped Accessible
15 Handicapped Accessible We employ:four full time dentists,two hygienists,five dental assistants,three health educators,two case managers,one clinic director,In addition, our sealant program has equipment for three “mash” style operatories that we use in all Monroe County schools.Handicapped Accessible
16 On-going Grants :From the Health Foundation of South Florida, RHN is therecipient of a grant to purchase dental equipment for ourthird dental clinic in the Upper Keys.From the Federal Government (Dept. of Health & HumanServices) RHN is the recipient of a dental sealant grant, toprovide free sealants and assessments to our schoolchildren. It is designed to provide a dental home for schoolaged children and their families, while working tocoordinate efforts with providers (private & public)concerning Florida Medicaid issues.
17 Rural Health Network has working contracts and agreements with: The Monroe County Health Department to provide dental services under the Ryan White grant,The Department of Juvenile Justice to provide a medical director, a nurse practitioner/RN and complete dental services for its detainees,The Monroe County School District (Head Start Program) to provide dental services for its program,The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department for financial support for children’s oral health.
18 Our Community Partners: The Guidance Clinic/WestCare (mental health & substance abuse care)The Monroe County Health DepartmentMariner’s HospitalFisherman’s HospitalLower Keys Medical CenterMonroe County Department of Juvenile JusticeMonroe County School District – Head Start ProgramUS Department of Health & Human Services; Health Resources andServices AdministrationHealth Foundation of South FloridaMonroe County GovernmentFlorida Department of HealthFlorida Keys Healthy Start CoalitionWomanKind, Inc.And many others…
20 RHN Starts by:Assessing our community’shealth care needs, andAddressing our community’shealth care requirements,
21 When thinking of “sustainability” most people only think in terms of funding . . . Sustainability is really about planning andbalance. You must have a complete concept ofwhat your goals and expectations are and how youexpect to reach the objectives.The seed funding from HRSA will provide youthe opportunity to start your project, makemistakes, correct those mistakes and carefullyadjust your original grant proposal to the realitiesof implementing the plan.
22 Required ResourcesCommitted Board, Staff and EmployeesLocal Support [Buy-in]A Work Plan Matrix
23 ImplementationIdentify resources and partners willing to acceptworking within your guidelines and limits, orprovide the services yourself.Build a team of workers; volunteers,advisors and employees.Develop a strategy for funding your project.Fine tune the working environment.
24 Find Financial Balance Do not plan on one source to fund your project!My formula (for our local clinics) is dividing the income requirements into three sources.1/3 from State, Federal and nationalFoundation grants1/3 from local sources; City, County and localFoundations.1/3 from patients revenues.
25 Special Project Example - HRSA Dental Sealant Grant Goal: Provide dental sealants to approximately 1200 school children in grades 2 & 7 each school year.The planning stage was obviously addressed in the body of the grant.Community buy-in was establishing the partnerships working within the framework of the grant. In our case, the County School District and the County Health Department (providing the school nurses) are the two non-funded partners.
26 The HRSA 3 year outreach grant (seed funding) The Funding SourcesThe HRSA 3 year outreach grant (seed funding)The Monroe County Sheriff’s Dept. (Shared Asset ForfeitureFund - $10,000/yr)The Monroe County Human Services Advisory Board($60,000/yr)Supply vendors, with $ 10,000 - $20,000 in free product tosupport our programOur three dental clinics providing follow-up casemanagement and any additional required treatment(s)
27 It Is Not Rocket Science! PlanningCoordinationImplementationAdjusting [lessons learned]Balance [especially on the income streams]Hard and dedicated work