Live Well Community Health Centers Offer Show-Me Healthy Babies and Presumptive Eligibility for Women and Children
 
When it comes to receiving needed health care, the Live Well Community Health Centers of Buckner, Carrollton, Concordia and Waverly have programs available to help low-income women and children gain insurance. MO HealthNet, MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind and Disabled, Show-Me Healthy Babies, Presumptive Eligibility and Uninsured Women's Health Services and Temp Cards for Pregnant Women are among the programs the Clinics are leveraging to help those who qualify. With the recent end of ACA Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment, these programs are timely for women and children who need immediate health care services.


HCC and Partners Conduct Homeless Count in Lafayette County

Every year, HUD requires continuum of care organizations (CoCs) to conduct a "Point in Time" or PIT count of homeless individuals, countywide. The goal of the data collected is to end homelessness by providing funding for efforts by nonprofit providers and state and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families - while reducing the trauma that dislocation causes. Additionally, the program opens access and effective utilization of support helps, as well as positions homeless individuals and families to become self-sufficient.

CoCs are responsible for counting people who are homeless (unsheltered) by mobilizing staff and volunteers who canvas the streets and other settings to conduct an accurate count. Missouri has elected to perform this county annually to glean a better picture of unmet needs among the homeless.

The PIT count in Lafayette County, which started on January 25, is led by the Health Care Collaborative (HCC) of Rural Missouri with support from the Missouri Valley Community Action Agency, Lafayette County Health Department, school social workers, as well as other social service agencies.

HUD has designed the count at the end of January as it is usually one of the coldest months of winter. It contends that a count on one of the coldest nights of the year can be very effective in raising public awareness about the challenges of homelessness. Additionally, conducting the count at the end of the month helps to count people who cycle in and out of homelessness and who may be able to pay for temporary housing (i.e. a motel) at the beginning of the month when public assistance is received, but doesn't spread far enough to see them through the entire month.

Results will be published once available.
Still Need 2017 Coverage in the ACA Marketplace?
 
You may qualify for Special Enrollment if you are experiencing a qualifying life event.

If you just got married, had a baby or experience some other life changes, you may still be able to get coverage. Follow this link for more information, or contact Iva Eggert at 877.344.3572 with enrollment assistance.
Flu Season...It's that time again.
Get armed against the flu. Visit one of our Live Well Community Health Centers for your annual flu shot. Call to schedule!

Buckner : 324 S. Hudson - 816.249.1521
Carrollton : 1413 N. Jefferson - 660.329.9005
Concordia : 206 N. Bismark - 660.463.0234
Waverly : 608 Missouri - 660.493.2262

 

HCC to Hold Accountable Care Organization and Data Sharing Presentation & Discussion - Tues., Feb. 28, 2017

Noon - 2 p.m.
Live Well Community Health Center - Concordia
Lunch Provided
 
Please join HCC Leadership and network members for a learning session on Accountable Care Organizations in Rural America, by Shannon Calhoun of Caravan Health and the need for developing shared platforms for data integration across multiple integrated systems of care and technology.  A discussion will be held at the end of the meeting to determine next steps for HCC Network to consider regarding funding opportunities for shared data platforms. Learn more.
HCC Launches Rural Job Site -- Members Post Jobs Free!
Nonmembers pay very nominal fee.
 
A letter to our HCC Network Members: 
Members of the HCC Rural Health Network post career opportunities at no charge! Please take advantage of this job site. Collectively, we can attract more qualified candidates to work in our rural communities. Here is how the job site works:

Employers who are also members of the HCC Rural Health Network can post non-featured jobs on the site at no cost. Nonmembers pay $50 for a job post that will run 30 days, a fee significantly lower than most other job sites. Both job seekers and employers are required to register on the site and create profiles. All employers pay only $15 to feature a job post on the site's homepage. You also have the option of uploading paid ads to promote career opportunities. We can help with that, too!

Job seekers who have registered on the site can easily search for jobs by keyword or location. Currently, there are several health-related job posts on the site. However, employers of all industries are welcomed to use the site.

Here's how to get started:

  •  Visit Careers.HCCNetwork.org.
  • Click the Employer link at the top of the site.
  • Click the orange button to register as an employer.
  • Complete the fields and be sure to select membership status as this will ensure members post for free.
  • From there, you create an employer profile.
Have questions or need support, call 660.259.2440.