Arbor Family Health Receives Federal Grant Opportunity

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Arbor Family Health was recently awarded grant funding to begin a new Chronic Disease Management Program.

At the end of 2019 Innis Community Health Center doing business as Arbor Family Health Centers received a 3- year Quality Improvement Grant from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy focusing on patients with chronic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension. They were 1 of 32 grantees awarded for the 2019-2021 cohort.

The goal of the Arbor Family Health 3-year Quality grant, Healthy Patient Healthy Life, is to provide patients with an individualized care plan and assistance in managing their chronic health conditions.  This program will be available to patients of the clinics at no cost.

Building on its commitment to support the community health needs Healthy Patient Healthy Life’s primary focus will be to assist patients with a dual diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension.  This individualized care management approach recognizes that routine visits with primary care providers can often be too brief to deal with the many issues associated with living with Chronic Disease. We can be that bridge for the patient to their provider

Health Patient Health Life will be an extension of these regularly scheduled appointments with their healthcare provider to incorporate a personalized approach with phone and face to face health coaching appointments to educate and assist the patient to make small steps to change habits and health behaviors.   Through this program Arbor Family Health hopes to guide the patient to take charge of their health and wellness. Not only to improve their body numbers, such as Hgb A1C and Blood Pressure, but to improve their overall quality of Life.

For more information on learning about Healthy Patient Healthy Life– Please Contact our Health Coach Tanya David, RN at the Arbor Family Health New Roads location: 225-638-5879.

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