Building an Innovative Model of Care for Vulnerable Patients, through Outreach & Peer Support

By meeting people where they are literally and figuratively, addressing social determinants of health, and building relationships, hospitals can significantly reduce emergency department recidivism and acute psychiatric admissions to improve patients’ quality of life. Because our healthcare system is stretched thin with a lack of beds or places to safely discharge people to, patients with behavioral health and social determinants of health needs don’t always get the support, care, and resources they need. Discover how implementing a unique model of care with outreach and peer support specialists, creativity, and community partnerships has significantly impacted vulnerable patients and the rural and metropolitan hospital communities they visit and reside in.

Speakers: Becky Wilkinson, Providence Health & Services, Oregon

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Categories: Community Health Workers, Consumer Engagement, Street Medicine, Street Outreach
Tags: 2024 National HCH Conference
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