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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: The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has identified best practices, key stakeholders, and local community resources. The health department is currently coordinating efforts with local health care agencies to reduce barriers to appropriate care; reduce unnecessary emergency department visits; and collaborate with other community resources to develop comprehensive solutions in regards to health.
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Improve Pathways for Healthcare Careers

OBJECTIVE: Create and sustain a healthcare career pathway, which will initially impact 300 individuals.
STATUS: As of June 2017, the program has 21 active participants enrolled in classes at Ozarks Technical Community College. In addition, two CNA co-horts, a Behavioral Health co-hort and an ASN hybrid co-hort are slated to begin during the second half of 2017. Since opening the application to the public in February 2017 the program has collected over 250 applications from perspective participants. Of the 23 America’s Promise grants awarded throughout the country, Ozarks’ Promise is the only program currently in the implementation phase.

The Ozarks’ Promise program also is working to solidify an Advisory Committee to help in the steering of the grant and to begin formulating sustainable, industry recognized career pathways. This committee, made up of private and public sector employers, will be tasked with pulling together industry data and opportunities from local educational institutions to begin developing comprehensive career pathways options for anyone interested in the healthcare field. These pathways will feature stack-able credentials and numerous on and off ramps for participants, leading to increased economic mobility for healthcare professionals throughout the region. The committee is still being formed, but is expected to hold its first meeting in Fall of 2017.

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Increase GO CAPS Medicine Heathcare 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) to accommodate for continued growth in the future.
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