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10 Ways Hospitals Can Improve Healthcare Access

  Overcoming the transportation barriers 10 Ways Hospitals Can Improve Healthcare Access By Molly Miller and Tom Peterson It’s been said that when “I” is replaced with “we,” illness becomes wellness. This is certainly true for many low-income and elderly people who need help getting to vital care. “About 3.6 million Americans miss or delay medical […]

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Seminar: Congregational Health Network, Nov. 30 – Dec. 1

The Congregational Health Network: Adaptation Seminar—Immersion and Presentation November 30 – December 1, 2015 Location: Methodist University Hospital, 1265 Union Ave. Memphis The Congregational Health Network is a partnership between Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, congregations and other relevant community entities in the Memphis metropolitan area designed to address health issues by increasing the congregation’s and […]

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Overcoming Barriers to Access: Taking Health Care Services to Patients

By Molly Miller The next wave of preventive care is here, and it is manifesting itself in the form of initiatives that take health care directly to patients in an attempt to tear down the barriers to accessing health care services. These initiatives include three main types of clinics: mobile clinics, student-run clinics, and co-located […]

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Stakeholder Health Gathering, Chicago Sept. 25

      “Bold Leadership Through Partnership”   Stakeholder Collaborative Learning/Networking   Friday, September 25 Garfield Park Conservatory 300 N. Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Lunch included. Guests can tour conservatory until 5:00 p.m.) At one of our Stakeholder Health meetings, Bonnie Condon observed, “This group makes me bolder!” In our […]

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Reducing “Information Asymmetry” in Health Care

  By Molly Miller Reducing Information Asymmetry in Health Care: Medicaid and Medicare Preventive Care Services There’s a name for the fact that doctors typically know much more about health care services than their patients: information asymmetry. It has and perhaps always will be a barrier to accessing preventive services, especially for low-income and vulnerable populations. […]

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Church volunteer networks provide rides

    By Les Gura In this small community, and around the nation, volunteers give the gift of transportation Not long after Rev. Sam Lewis (below right) received his first pastoral assignment last year to Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Mocksville, N.C., he realized the smaller church needed to challenge itself to become more engaged […]

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Retail clinics add convenience

          By Tom Peterson 1,800 retail clinics and growing For minor health needs, a visit to the emergency room is usually not the right door; it’s expensive and can take hours. The rapid spread of clinics in retail stores is providing one alternative. These walk-in clinics are barely over ten years old (the first opened in […]

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