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70Strong: Resources for Aging Well

In San Mateo County, adults over 70 are the fastest growing segment of the population. Older adults are vulnerable to loneliness and isolation, so Lee Michelson, CEO of San Mateo’s Sequoia Healthcare District, recognized a need. “Aging can be a period of decline, but it can also be a period of greater engagement with the community [...]

By |July 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Purple Binder Supports Care Managers

Purple Binder’s support team goes above and beyond the call of duty to help connect patients with the resources that they need. To give the care managers who work at our partner organizations extra guidance, we provide online chat support from a team of social workers. Below are just a few examples of cases in [...]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Closing the Loop in Sonoma County: Part II

This is the second of a three-part series highlighting a collaborative of organizations in Sonoma County that use Purple Binder’s Referral Network to connect patients to vital social supports when they most need it. The collaborative includes West County Health Centers, Petaluma Health Center, St. Joseph Hospital, Petaluma People Services Center, and Food for Thought. [...]

By |March 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Closing the Loop in Sonoma County: Part I

This is the first of a 3-part series highlighting a collaborative of organizations in Sonoma County that use Purple Binder’s Referral Network to connect patients to vital social supports when they most need it. The collaborative includes West County Health Centers, Petaluma Health Center, St. Joseph Hospital, Petaluma People Services Center, and Food for Thought. [...]

By |January 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A One-Stop Shop to Address Social Determinants and Reduce ER Utilization

The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) launched an initiative focusing on its most complex and costly patients - those frequently visiting the emergency room (ER). The initiative uses interdisciplinary care coordination to address the medical and psychosocial determinants of health. It aims to improve patients’ health and reduce the need [...]

By |November 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Health Beyond the Health Center Walls

Purple Binder at Access Community Health Network This is a dynamic time in health care. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health care providers are finding new, innovative ways to engage and treat patients between visits. With its focus on preventive and primary care, the Affordable Care Act heightened the importance [...]

By |September 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Patient Navigators Saved Thanksgiving

How Patient Navigators Saved Thanksgiving The afternoon before Thanksgiving, patient navigator Emma Villarreal completed a PArTNER post-discharge home visit with Myra*, a participant in the PArTNER program, who had been discharged from the hospital a few days before. Myra, age 75, was a shy widow with worried eyes and a warm smile. She welcomed [...]

By |September 9th, 2016|Healthcare, Partners, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How CHWs Build a Foundation of Trust

Foundation of Trust: How Community Health Workers Address the Social Determinants of Health The best patient care is built on a foundation of trust. At every point of care, a patient needs to trust that the person providing their care is knowledgeable and has their best interests in mind. Doctors build trust through their bedside manner and [...]

By |July 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Community Health: More Than Healthcare

Many thanks to the audience of 75  that joined us at MATTER on June 30. We heard from a distinguished group of panelists as they discussed new approaches to community health. The panel included: Jay Bhatt, Chief Health Officer, Illinois Hospital Association; former Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Helath Raul Garza, President & CEO, Aunt Martha's, a [...]

By |June 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Community Health Round-Up #6

This week we’ve rounded-up a couple articles featuring “low-tech” innovations in healthcare. Promising Practices Nation’s first 24 hour nurse line saves doctors from burnout and patients from trips to the emergency room (Huffington Post) “It has provided a basic form of health care to thousands of uninsured people who have no other access to care. It [...]

By |February 26th, 2015|Community Health Roundup, Uncategorized|0 Comments