Title Identifying Underserved Children in San Diego
AAP Grant ID 1864
Project Year 2011
City & State San Diego, CA
Program Name CATCH Planning
Topic Medical Home
Program Description
Our service partners, including Home Start, YMCA, St. Vincent de Paul, Jewish Family Services, and Shiley Eye Center provide various services (eg, vision screening, hearing screening, and behavioral health services) to underserved children at sites in underserved communities, including Logan Heights, North Park, City Heights, El Cajon, Spring Valley, and Lemon Grove. However, among these partners there is no standardized process to identify or refer children in need of a medical home (ie, regular, preventive pediatric care) or insurance application assistance. FHCSD data suggests there are between 550-850 children, ages 0-5, served by our partners who do not have a medical home and/or are uninsured. This project will identify the number of children served without a medical home or insurance (at each partner site); identify the barriers they experience; and, explore methods to overcome these barriers by improving referral and follow-up processes.
Goal 1: Determine, through the implementation of a needs assessment, the number of children and families seen for developmental screening services at our partner sites who are lacking a medical home, lacking health insurance, or both.
Goal 2: Identify those partner sites that see the greatest number of children/families without a medical home/insurance, using data from the needs assessment and partner input.
Goal 3: Identify the primary barriers experienced by patients seen at partner sites to access a medical home, using data from the needs assessment input.
Goal 4: Develop a strategy to link those pediatric patients back to FHCSD or the nearest health center for a medical home.
AAP District District IX
Institutional Name Family Health Centers of San Diego, 823 Gateway Center Way, San Diego, CA 92102-4541
Contact 1 Khawla Suleiman
Contact 2 Fran Butler-Cohen
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