(KWWL) — A brand new $160,000 grant from AmeriCorps helps to increase MercyOne’s group well being employee program.
The funding is awarded by Volunteer Iowa and can permit eight AmeriCorps members to be skilled as group well being employees to serve communities in Clinton, Sioux Metropolis and Waterloo. Two group well being employees may even be deployed within the MercyOne Des Moines Medical Middle emergency division.
Group well being employees assist screening for social determinants of well being, join sufferers and their households to community-based organizations, and facilitate enrollment in obtainable federal, state and native packages to extend entry to well being care assist providers.
“It has turn into more and more clear that bettering the well being outcomes of our sufferers means extending our focus past the clinic and hospital partitions and into the communities the place our sufferers reside, study, work, play, and worship,” Derek Novak, President of MercyOne Inhabitants Well being Service Group mentioned.
The grants are awarded on a aggressive foundation to tasks that assist organizational capacity-building, schooling, wholesome futures, environmental stewardship, veterans and navy households, financial alternatives, public security, catastrophe preparedness/response, and different recognized group points in Iowa. MercyOne is certainly one of 19 packages to obtain funding for the 2021-22 program 12 months.