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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 June 1, 2018, the Contact to Care pilot project has had the following results:

  • 164 individuals have medical insurance and a primary medical home. 
  • Out of those 164 individuals, 160 were assisted in securing medical insurance.
  • 538 individuals have been referred to free medical clinics and/or support services like food pantries.

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