Access to Health Care
Contact to Care Community Pilot Project
In November 2017, United Way and our community partners launched Contact to Care, a pilot project to help increase access to health care in the City of Harrisburg. The project employs community health workers to help individuals navigate the health care system, overcome barriers to care and connect with a primary medical home. Research shows when individuals use a primary medical home they are healthier and less reliant on emergency rooms for non-urgent issues.
As of October 2018, the Contact to Care pilot project has had the following results:
- 274 individuals now have medical insurance.
- 306 individuals now have a primary medical home.
- 871 individuals have been referred to free medical clinics and/or support services like food pantries.
- Download the Contact to Care Flyer
- Watch the Contact to Care Video
- Download the We Have a Story to Tell Piece