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Measures for Sustainability "

Schuylkill Alliance for Health Care Access

Judith A. Schweich, Executive Director

"The Use of Outcome

Schuylkill Alliance for Health Care

Formed in 2003 with strong reliance on community partnerships including: 4 hospitals in Schuylkill County State, County, and Municipal governments Chamber of Commerce PA Workforce Investment Network Social service agencies, faith-based groups, local media, and educational institutions Medical service providers

Schuylkill County, PA

Population 150,336

US Census) (2000

95.6% identified as "white," 2.1% "black or African-American," and 1.9% "Hispanic origin" 40% of residents earn below $17,500 9.5% at or below the poverty level Designated Medically Underserved Area (MUA)

100% Rural Ranks 55th out of 67 counties in PA with unemployment

Eligibility

Resident of Schuylkill County for 90 days Between 18 and 64 years of age Have no or limited health coverage or cannot afford premiums or prescriptions Documented income (Pay stubs, W-2, social security award letter, income tax returns, alimony, etc.) Household income can be no greater than 250% of the federal Poverty Guidelines

Reporting Practices

Monthly reports to the Board of Directors Annual report to Board that is available to public Standard reporting to HRSA Annual reporting to funding sources Bi-annual reports to PA State

Prior Funding for the Alliance

Five sources: US Dept. of Health and Human Services (HRSA) PA State funding Foundations Community Contributions In-Kind Services

100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% In-Kind PA Dept of Health Foundations HRSA

Community Contributions

Reporting to Funding Sources

Current Enrollment Number of Referrals Discharges from Program Services provided (includes medical appointments, lab work, prescription) Payments to providers Savings on prescriptions Expenditures

Requesting Funding from Legislators (and Other Sources)

Get to know at least one person with authority in the Legislative office Provide a "Fact Sheet" on ONE PAGE Provide info on the demographics and number of clients served from that legislative district Providers in their district that work with your organization

Requesting Funding (Cont.)

Monthly cost of program and savings to the district in actual dollars Savings in "projected dollars" Ask the office for assistance with referrals and for regular input Ask for assistance to recruit providers Regularly report "positive information"

2008 Funding for the Alliance

Five sources: US Dept. of Health and Human Services (HRSA) PA State funding Foundations Community Contributions In-Kind Services

100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Community Contributions In-Kind HRSA

PA State

Foundations

Comparing Funding

2003 - 2007

100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% In-Kind PA Dept of Health Foundations HRSA

2008

100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

HRSA

PA State

Foundations

Community Contributions

Community Contributions In-Kind

Demographics

Number of Clients Age of clients Average household income Geographic distribution Top diseases Referral source

Questions/Comments?

Schuylkill Alliance for Health Care Access, Inc. 1 South Second Street Pottsville, PA 17901 Ph: 570-628-5515 URL: www.schuylkillhca.org E-mail: [email protected]

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