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“Palmetto Project, South Carolina: Stephen Skardon”


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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)

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“Palmetto Project, South Carolina: Stephen Skardon”

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