Leaders in York County are attempting to make the native healthcare and human companies coordination methods higher and simpler to navigate, however they need assistance from residents of York County.
The challenge, funded by the County of York, goals to seek out new methods to work collectively to enhance neighborhood well being and well-being, mentioned Kevin Jackson, a advisor working with Household First Well being.
“Now we have all navigated well being and human service methods, and through COVID we noticed that organizations each massive and small had been extra modern to get to wants shortly, however popping out of COVID individuals are settling again into outdated inefficient and siloed methods,” he mentioned. “We wish to be sure we do not lose this modern spirit with how we serve neighborhood members.”
Jackson mentioned that an individual’s general well being and well-being requires a linked and coordinated community of methods and companies. The place we stay, what we’ve got entry to, what we are able to afford and the way we socially join all matter. Many neighborhood members proceed to seek out it difficult, irritating and inequitable to entry important sources reminiscent of meals, housing, transportation and healthcare.
“Everybody needs to be wholesome and have entry to what they should be wholesome,” he mentioned. “In order that’s why everybody must work collectively to ensure referrals, hand-offs, sources and funding go the place they should go in York County. We are able to and should do higher.”
Jackson mentioned the purpose for this challenge is to deliver collectively well being and human companies from numerous healthcare methods and neighborhood organizations to create a greater expertise for neighborhood members as they transfer by these methods.
To do that, Wholesome York Coalition introduced collectively over 130 well being organizations, authorities officers, and community-based group leaders to debate ways in which everybody might work collectively for higher well being within the county.
“There are not any shortages of people that care, so we introduced them collectively and out of this assembly we created three groups to assist us perceive the neighborhood member expertise, their journey as they undergo our methods, the place communication and course of breakdowns occur, and the way we are able to make a constructive impression of their expertise,” Jackson mentioned. “However you’ll be able to’t try this with out asking for the expertise of the neighborhood member, in order that’s the place we’d like assist. We wish to know their candid experiences, what they might recommend, what their concepts could also be. We wish to interact them within the course of, not have administrators and executives solely make choices for them.”
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