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Panelist PPT. Presented at the Safety Net Summit, June 23, 2009, hosted by Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG) and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Panelist PPT. Presented at the Safety Net Summit, June 23, 2009, hosted by Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG) and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

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    “Palmetto Project, South Carolina: Stephen Skardon” “Palmetto Project, South Carolina: Stephen Skardon” Presentation Transcript

    • Selected Outcomes of Community Health Partnerships in South Carolina
      • A 27% reduction in the cost of care for uninsured patients, including 83% reduction in ER visits by patients with cardiovascular disease and a 66% reduction by those with diabetes AccessNET Health Collaborative & Patient Navigator Network
      • Increased statewide childhood immunization rates from 55% to 90% The South Carolina Immunization Project
      • A 50% decline in racial disparity in rates of cardiovascular mortality among men Heart & Soul African American Health Initiative
      • Statewide network of free & volunteer health care services including lab work, pharmaceuticals, and hospital care Welvista (formerly Communicare)
      • Web-based HIPAA compliant patient information system tracking clients and services across multiple agencies AccessNET Health Collaborative & Patient Navigator Network
    • The Palmetto Project Putting Innovative Ideas to Work in South Carolina
      • Our goal is an effective and reliable continuum of care for the 43% of South Carolinians without health insurance.
      • Each partnership moves us one step closer to that goal.
      • ____________________
      • Stephen Skardon Jr., Executive Director
      • 1031 Chuck Dawley Blvd, Suite Five
      • Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
      • [email_address]