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


1
Ohio University College of Osteopathic
MedicineArea 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
Area Health Education Center
  • 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
  • Womens Health Week Grants

6
Community Health Programs
CHP Programs
  • Programs for Children and Families
  • Well Child/Well FamiliesProgram
  • 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)

7
Well Child/Well Families Overview
Community Health Programs
  • 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

8
Well Child/Well Families 2008 Report
Community Health Programs
  • 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
Funded by the Ohio Department of Health through a
grant from Child and Family Health Services
9
Healthy Child Care Ohio (HCCO) Overview
Community Health Programs
  • 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
10
HCCO 2008 Report
Community Health Programs
  • 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

Funded by the Ohio Department of Health, Healthy
Child Care Ohio, and the Ohio Child Care
Resources and Referral Association
11
Perinatal Initiative Overview
Community Health Programs
  • 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 programs inception in 2000, preterm
    birth rates in Athens County have dropped below
    state and national level

Funded by the Ohio Department of Health through a
grant from Child and Family Health Services
12
Perinatal Initiative 2008 Report
Community Health Programs
  • Worked with 130 women in 283 visits
  • Provided an estimated 36,233 in services

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

Mary McPherson, RN
14
Car Seat Program 2008 Report
Community Health Programs
  • 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
15
Childhood Immunization Project (CHIP) Overview
Community Health Programs
  • 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
16
CHIP 2008 Report
Community Health Programs
  • Administered 8,554 vaccines, 95 of which was at
    no charge
  • Provided an estimated 337,244 in vaccines

Lynn Smith, RN
Funded by the State of Ohio, Ohio Department of
Health
17
ComCorps Overview
Community Health Programs
  • 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
    100only state program to do so

18
ComCorps 2008 Report
Community Health Programs
  • 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
Funded by the Federal Corporation for National
and Community Service
19
Healthy Adult Programs (HAP) Overview
Community Health Programs
  • 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

20
HAP 2008 Report
Community Health Programs
  • Screened 1,217 people
  • Identified 164 people with high blood pressure
  • Identified 72 people with high blood sugar
  • Identified 225 people with high cholesterol21.4
    of total people screened
  • Provided an estimated 74,237 in free screenings

21
Ohio Free Clinic Overview
Community Health Programs
  • 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
22
Ohio Free Clinic 2008 Report
Community Health Programs
  • 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

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
Community Health Programs
  • Utilizes a mobile medical unit, as part of the
    Healthy Adult Program
  • Offers screening and education for uninsured and
    underinsured women ages 40-65 (and others who
    qualify) for breast and cervical cancer
  • Provides referrals and follow-ups
  • Presents information about womens health issues
    at schools, community agencies, senior centers
    and businesses
  • Collaborates with health care agencies and/or
    other community agencies

24
BCCP 2008 Report
Community Health Programs
  • 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
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
Community Health Programs
  • Provides free glaucoma screeningsin
    Southeastern Ohio
  • Trains medical student volunteers to screen for
    glaucoma

26
Glaucoma Screening Program 2008 Report
Community Health Programs
  • 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

Funded by the Friends of the Congressional
Glaucoma Caucus Foundation
27
Tuberculosis Clinic Overview
Community Health Programs
  • 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
    chargesfor medication and lab tests

28
TB Clinic 2008 Report
Community Health Programs
  • Treated 165 new patients and 471 returning
    patients
  • Provided an estimated 59,697 in medical care

Marjorie Nelson, MD, MPH, and Beth Brown, RN
Funded by the Athens County Tuberculosis Board
with TB levy tax dollars
29
Appalachian Health Care Access Project Overview
and 2008 Report
Community Health Programs
  • 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

30
The Area Health Education Center
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

31
Area Health Education Center (AHEC) 2008 Report
Area Health Education Center
  • 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

Missy Kemper, RN
32
American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center
Overview
Area Health Education Center
  • AHEC serves as an AHA Training Center for health
    care organizations in Vinton and Athens counties
  • Offers several training classes for medical
    professionals

33
AHA 2008 Report
Area Health Education Center
  • 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

34
Continuing Medical Education Overview
Area Health Education Center
  • 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
35
Continuing Medical Education 2008 Report
Area Health Education Center
  • 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
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
Summary
  • 8,554 vaccines administered through CHIP
  • 25,202 hours ComCorps members have given to
    community service
  • 300 patients seen at OU-COMs 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

38
Summary of Funders
  • State of Ohio
  • Ohio Department of Health
  • A grant from Child and Family Health Services
  • Ohio Childrens 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
Ohio University College of Osteopathic
MedicineArea Health Education Center and
Community Health Programs
This is just a small sampling of services
provided to residents of Southeastern Ohio by the
Area Health Education Center and Community Health
Programs.
If you would like to know more, please
contact Kathy Trace 057 Grosvenor Hall (740)
593-2432 tracek_at_ohio.edu Or visit our
website http//www.oucom.ohiou.edu/csp/
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