Healthcare Partners Foundation
A 501(c)(3) non-profit company specializing in community-driven medical services.
24/7 Provider Based Triage
Immediate triage for access to medical and mental health services.
Risk Mitigation & Budget Sustainability
Assessment and immediate risk mitigation planning.
Real-time access to cost-effective telemedicine, telepsychiatry and telecounseling.
Online Officer & Staff Training
Convenient and accessible online training programs.
Electronic Medical Records
Affordable system for immediate and real-time electronic record documentation.
Well-being and community-based systems to ensure continuity of care.
OUR VISION & NETWORKING PARTNERSHIPS
The vision of Health Care Partners Foundation as a 501©3 non-profit organization is to provide a well-being program for vulnerable populations in our communities. Vulnerable individuals have high risk in both medical and mental health areas, often lack the continuity of care in their communities to sustain their well-being and ensure they can become productive citizens within society. The Foundation has found most high risk and vulnerable populations to be within the correctional jail systems. The Foundation strives to collaboratively design and implement community-driven systems that integrate individuals into communities that will not allow them to fall through the cracks.
The Foundation envisions this by utilizing telehealth connectivity upon incarceration and discharge. Community resources are identified to meet the individual’s needs to link trained professionals within a community-based environment networking rural jails, hospitals, law enforcement, community agencies and residents to improve and deliver medical and mental health delivery programs that are responsive and accessible.
The Foundation believes strongly in developing networking relationships and partnerships to collaborate in achieving this vision in order to successfully achieve sustainable partnership goals for the well-being of individuals. The goals affect participants at distinct points in the continuum of health care service delivery for high risk populations in communities, with a focus on individuals with mental health or substance abuse disorders within the criminal justice system. The Foundation’s vision also aims to improve collaborative capacity among all major network partners.
Foundation vision expectations for partnerships includes cost-effective community integration systems through 24/7 triage for immediate access and crisis intervention, telehealth, telemedicine, telecommunications, telecounseling, telepsychiatry, medication assistance, online patient education and program community networking for long-term viability and sustainability.
Care coordination systems that are community-based and offer continuity of care
Continuity of care program upon inmate discharge
Cost-effective health care delivery systems for long-term budget sustainability
Health services management programs offering risk mitigation strategy
Accountability and quality assurance programs
Customized chart reviews and utilization reports
Drug cost reductions through pharmacy stock medications and appropriate utilization systems
Low-cost, easy to use electronic medical records systems
Immediate access to telemedicine, telepsychiatry and telecounseling services for care delivery
Offsite cost reductions through 24/7 provider-based triage systems
Correctional health care delivery systems based on national accreditation standards.
HRSA Grant Information
Community Needs: The lack of providers, specialized care, healthcare coverage, and limited support services reduce access to appropriate levels of behavioral health services, especially for those who are transitioning from jails back to the community. Adults experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse disorders are often inappropriately placed in detention centers and/or access emergency rooms as a main source of treatment at a high cost to the community.
Target population and Target Service Areas: The target population includes individuals with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and/or substance use disorders (especially opioid abuse) who are transitioning from detention centers to the community. The service area includes four rural/frontier counties: Las Animas and Huerfano Counties in Colorado and Colfax and San Miguel Counties in New Mexico.
Focus Area of the Project: Mental/Behavioral Health, Pharmacy, Health Information Technology, and Health Promotion.
Proposed Services: Standardized training, screening and assessments among network partners; telehealth interventions (tele-counseling, tele-psychiatry, tele-med and crisis response/triage/care coordination, additions counseling/MAT, and client education); policy and systems change through joint efforts of the network; and sustainability and replicability of the model.
Consortium Members Involved:
Evidence-based or Promising Practice Model(s) and Adaptation:
The project integrates three evidence-based practices:
Transition from Jail to Community (TCJ) model developed by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and the Urban Institute Justice Policy Center and the Assess, Plan, Identify, and Coordinate (APIC) approach developed by SAMHSA.
Telehealth including tele-counseling, tele-psychiatry, and tele-addictions/med.
Medication assisted treatment (MAT). The TCJ model’s organizational structure is streamlined to meet rural needs.
Increase cost effectiveness by reducing, streamlining and/or stabilizing costs associated with individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders who are transitioning from jail to the community.
Reduce recidivism/reoffending in jails and repeat visits to local emergency rooms.
Improve health outcomes of individuals with SMI and/or substance use disorder who are detained in and released from county jails. (e.g. medication compliance and reduced relapse, reduced substance use, increased social functioning).
Increase systems collaboration and resource expansion by pooling knowledge and resources among network partners.
Funding Preference: All participating counties are designated as Behavioral Health Professional Shortage Areas (BHPSA) and Medically Underserved Communities.
Health Care Partners Foundation
Physical Address: 121 South 4th Street, Sterling CO 80751
Mailing Address: PO Box 166, Julesburg, CO 80737
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Health Care Program for The Uninsured and Underinsured
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