Service to the Community 2016-20172017-09-18T13:05:50+00:00

The Wellness Coalition is proud to have served the Alabama River Region, providing health care access, community wellness, and professional education.  Through our 2016-2017 programs, over 45,000 people have experienced increased access to healthy food and to clinical and community linkages. We:

  • Provided Wellness Case Management/Community Health Worker services to 1,076 clients, including access to a medical home, linkage to community resources, enrollment in health insurance, and chronic disease self-management education
  • Assisted 831 people to access free medications for chronic disease through the SenioRx program, pharmaceutical company patient assistance programs, and local community resources
  • Assisted over 350 medically uninsured patients in local emergency departments to access a medical home and to decrease their use of the ED for primary care
  • Provided 2,219 chronic disease education individual sessions to teach people how to manage chronic diseases, including assisting them to set and achieve wellness goals
  • Provided 492 assists with the Federally-facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace, resulting in 26 enrollments
  • Trained 11 Lay Leaders in three churches in Lowndes and Macon counties to administer Living Well Alabama chronic disease self-management classes to 77 students
  • Trained 26 staff members in 6 new sites at non-profit agencies to deliver Community Health Worker Services
  • Partnered with CARPDC to improve access to healthy food through establishing five new community garden training sites and five new healthy corner stores in Lowndes, Macon, and Montgomery counties
  • Partnered with Health Services, Inc. and Montgomery Area Mental Health Authority for new sites to give “Green Prescriptions” to patients
  • Conducted rigorous program evaluation studies of REACH interventions to maximize outcomes of all programs and to prepare for professional publications of results
  • Provided supportive community health interventions including support of the River Region Obesity Task Force and the completion of a community food assessment
  • Provided professional education with continuing education units for 305 nurses, social workers, counselors, dietitians, and others through our annual Case Management Conference, Spring Health Seminar and Chronic Disease Institute
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