Reach Out: Physicians' Initiative to Expand Care to Underserved Americans
The Foundation's program, Reach Out: Physicians' Initiative to Expand Care to Underserved Americans, was designed to challenge private physicians, working with health departments, hospitals, mid-level practitioners, state agencies, and others, to expand their role in the provision of care to the underserved in their communities.This is 1 of 22 first phase planning grants made under Reach Out: Physicians' Initiative to Expand Care to Underserved Americans. The objective of this project is to create a referral system which will link patients with physicians who are committed to providing care to the indigent. Specifically, project staff will ask participating physicians to either volunteer their time in four-hour blocks to area clinics or accept one patient in their office per month. It is hoped that 80 percent of physicians will volunteer at clinics and 20 percent will provide care in their offices. The clinic or private physician will refer patients needing additional care to designated specialists. During the planning period project staff will meet with community agencies to develop working relationships, develop a Project Advisory Board, test the project's goals in a clinic, recruit physicians, and conduct outreach to persons who will receive services under the program. Foundation funds will support staff, office operations and communications efforts.
Amount Awarded $99,265.00
Awarded on: 7/29/1994
Time frame: 8/1/1994 - 7/31/1995
Grant Number: 24562