NOHN gets a car for community health workers
PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Healthcare Network has acquired a car to help community health workers reach underserved patients across Clallam County.
North Olympic Healthcare Network (NOHN) selected a 2022 Chevy Trax from Rudell Auto and made the purchase using funds received through a three-year, $3.3 million grant partnership with United Health Foundation (UHF) established last year.
“Our community health workers spend a large part of their day on the road traveling to meet with patients,” said NOHN CEO Dr. Michael Maxwell.
“They need reliable transport to help them make those connections safely and efficiently,” he said.
“We are grateful for the financial support we have received for this initiative from the United Health Foundation. »
The Community Health Worker program, the first of its kind in the region, was launched last year in conjunction with the Port Angeles Fire Department’s Community Paramedicine program.
Community health workers provide at-risk, underserved, and vulnerable populations with in-person support and assistance to connect with medical, behavioral health, housing, education, and employment resources.
“Making services accessible to everyone in our community is part of our mission as a community health center,” Maxwell said.
“Our community health workers help us accomplish this mission by meeting people where they are – whether at home, in a local shelter or in other community settings.”
To learn more about NOHN, call 360-452-7891 or visit www.nohn-pa.org.