One in four Detroit City residents is uninsured. Funding shortfalls at both the federal and state levels have resulted in decreased reimbursement rates for Medicaid in Michigan. The lack of primary care physicians in Detroit is severe, and 59 percent of Detroit residents live in federally designated areas of medical underservice. This grant supports a collaborative effort between the Detroit Wayne County Health Authority and the Health and Hope Coalition to improve access to primary care for the uninsured in this community through the efforts of an interfaith coalition founded during Cover the Uninsured Week 2003. The effort will develop an effective collaboration between faith leaders and health services by networking places of worship and health services that are geographically proximate. These new points of access to primary care for the uninsured will be referred to as Circles of Care. The project will be considered successful if it promotes the development of a coordinated effort to improve access to primary care by the uninsured in the metro-Detroit community.
Amount Awarded $50,000.00
Awarded on: 5/26/2005
Time frame: 6/1/2005 - 5/31/2007
Grant Number: 53267