Bilingual Community-Based Chronic Care Project
1st Funding Cycle Implementation Award
Project Start Date: 4/1/2005
Project End Date: 3/31/2008 No Cost Extension Through: 8/31/2008
Award Amount: $450,000
Project Goal Statement: This project aims to develop a model of care that will reduce the adverse health effects of the chronic conditions (asthma, diabetes and obesity) most prevalent in Sixteenth Street Community Health Center's patient population, an inner city Hispanic community. The program will educate the community about chronic disease risks and management, test new solutions for treating chronic diseases, evaluate interventions, establish community partnerships that will help deal more effectively with these problems, and train staff (many of whom are community members) in the new delivery procedures. The project will also use integrated electronic databases that can be linked to local, state, and national public health data to monitor patient progress, coordinate provider efforts, maintain quality assurance, and evaluate program effectiveness.