Medical Homes 'Viable Model' For Providing Primary Care
FederalRecovery Coordinator Donald Powell on Thursday said community health clinicsare a "viable model" for delivering health care in
HHS earlier this year allocated $195 million in aone-time round of grants to
According to the Times-Picayune, "government officials havewrestled with how to rebuild public health care for the uninsured and workingpoor of the city" after the 2005 hurricanes. Before the hurricane,uninsured residents would receive care at the now-shuttered
Powell said, "I think it's a model that deserves to be reviewed and lookedat. Anytime you can get better health care with less cost, (it's)powerful." According to Karen DeSalvo, executive director of the TulaneCommunity Health Center, with the grant from the federal government, the centeris able to treat about 1,000 residents every month, half of whom are uninsured(New Orleans Times-Picayune, 11/16).
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