KentuckyOne Health receives $1.5 million grant - WDRB 41 Louisville News

KentuckyOne Health receives $1.5 million grant

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- KentuckyOne Health has been awarded a $1.5 million, three-year grant to support a new model of care.

It's focused on assisting patients who live in low-income neighborhoods in south and west Louisville.

According to the health agency, the program - called the Health Connections Initiative - helps patients better manage their medical conditions and address barriers to good health.

Those include everything from problems with transportation to lack of healthy food to a connection with a trusted primary care doctor.

The grant supports two care teams consisting of a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, social worker, and community health worker—a lay person from the community who acts as a trusted peer and connector between patients and providers to promote health among people who have traditionally lacked access to adequate care. The program is free to patients and includes up to 90 days of in-home coaching and support.

The grant is from Catholic Health Initiative's Mission and Ministry Fund.

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