The Southeast DuPage Health Initiative Reaches Goal In First Year
The Southeast DuPage/Health Initative (SDHI), now in its second year of operation, is a highly innovative collaboration between Access DuPage, the DuPage Community Clinic, the DuPage Health Department and United Way of Dupage/West Cook that continues to help close the gap in access to holistic, affordable health services throughout DuPage County.
SDHI has connected over 2,200 low-income adults to a trusted medical home and improved the health of communities across the entire county, just in the past year. Of those adults, over 1,100 have utilized services at the clinic, and about 20% have utilized additional coordinated services, such as mental health or case management for additional obstacles they may face. Patients received over 13,000 affordable prescription medications in the past year.
Because of the model’s effective care of the uninsured, SDHI has created new partnerships with local health services to increase access to dental services, ophthalmology and other critical specialty care. The program is forging new partnerships with local health students as well, including mental health clinical partnerships with United Way partner agency Metropolitan Family Services.
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