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Access to Appropriate Care Indicators

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Health Professional Shortage Areas

Advocate for Transformation of Medicaid

OBJECTIVE: Facilitate and support reformation and expansion of MO HealthNet services
STATUS: The Healthy Living Alliance is currently examining what direction and opportunities exist in Missouri.
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Develop Referral System to Appropriate Care

OBJECTIVE: Create a coordinated referral system among healthcare and community partners.
STATUS: Community partners have developed a process for capturing key elements of a health-related referral, including a joint patient release. Partners are now in the process of piloting the approach of the referral process for existing partnerships, developing the process for new opportunities, and developing the process for improving documentation and measurement of progress.
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Improve Pathways for Healthcare Careers

OBJECTIVE: Create and sustain a healthcare career pathway, which will initially impact 300 individuals.
STATUS: We have officially planned a date for the first meeting of the Ozarks’ Promise Advisory Committee. This committee is scheduled to meet on December 5th to discuss career pathway models for the Healthcare sector in the Ozark Region.The Missouri Hospital Association will have representatives at this meeting to share the work they’ve been doing with career pathways models, and how their models can be adapted to fit the needs/opportunities for the workforce in the Springfield area. Private industry, public sector, and educational partners make up this committee. A report on this meeting will be included in the next entry.

To date for the Ozarks’ Promise grant, 10 individuals have earned their CNA certifications. There are 20+ individuals currently enrolled in the Behavioral Health Support program at OTC and 21 ASN students began classes earlier this week. This federal grant will provide tuition-free training to 372 people over the next 3 years in CNA, BHS, and ASN certifications. This program has now received over 400 applications from potential participants, well ahead of the goal for this point in the grant.

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Increase GO CAPS Medicine Healthcare Track

OBJECTIVE: Increase the number of high school students exposed to and immersed in healthcare through GO CAPS project-based learning by 30%.
STATUS: Enrollment in Medicine and Health Care strand increased by 21% from the 2016/2017 school year to the 2017/2018 school year. Three additional classrooms (Branson, West Plains, and Lebanon) were added this year to accommodate for continued growth in the future.

We don’t expect to see any change in enrollment again until August 2018.

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