Chronic care initiatives that WellSpan supported in 2013

December 10, 2013                    
Initiatives we support Our progress in 2013
Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q), a community collaborative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that engages leaders, consumers, physicians, nurses, employers and insurers to improve the quality of care for the chronically illImplementation of patient partner program with nearly 60 community members who work directly with WellSpan primary and specialty care providers in quality improvement activities, 36 physician offices and six clinics engaged in quality improvement and regional payment reform
For Heart’s Sake, an outreach initiative for uninsured and underinsured African-Americans residing in York CityHeld the seventh annual “For Heart’s Sake” screening event in northeastern York City with 32 community members in attendance. In addition, the lay health leader network assisted with the coordination of nutrition education classes featuring cooking demonstrations. Lay health leaders brought 21 community members with them to the cooking classes.
Camp Green Zone, a five-day event which teaches children ages 6-12 how to control their asthma34 young people participated
Community screening programs in Adams CountyScreenings such as blood pressure and blood glucose were provided to 3,674 individuals in Adams County at multiple venues
Stress Less, a program designed to help adults overcome daily stressors by learning to relax, breathe, and adapt to stress77 attendees across York and Adams counties in program’s initial year

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