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Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP

Household Centered Care

Addressing the critical need for enhanced primary and preventive care services in NeighborhoodHELP communities, the program has integrated health care services for household members. To overcome access barriers and to connect people to the health system, health care services are provided through mobile health centers at community sites; as needed, patients are referred to other community providers.

NeighborhoodHELP has incorporated four mobile health centers that provide a broad range of integrated primary, preventive, and behavioral health services, chronic disease management for household members, and 3D screening mammograms and breast health navigation services.

ASPIRE Award

The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) recognized HWCOM’s unique approach to medical education by selecting the college as a recipient of the 2016 ASPIRE-toExcellence Award in Social Accountability. AMEE is the leading international medical association for medical schools, and has 90 members on five continents.

Key Facts and Figures

July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018

  • FIU medical, nursing, social work, physician assistant, law, and education students in the Green Family Foundation Neighborhood Health Education Learning Program (NeighborhoodHELP) conducted 1,851 visits to 436 households with 1,277 members, providing a wide spectrum of health, social support, and legal services.
  • 826 patients received comprehensive, integrated primary and behavioral health care services at NeighborhoodHELP Mobile Health Centers during 3,688 visits
  • 956 screening mammograms were provided through the Linda Fenner 3D Mobile Mammography Center.

As per the latest analysis since inception through June 30, 2017:

  • For every dollar invested by the State of Florida in NeighborhoodHELP (currently $2.4 million), $15.67 is returned to the economy in various economic/societal benefits (source: Tripp Umbach, a national economic analysis firm)