Arlington Free Clinic
Grant Amount: $350,000/3 years
The Arlington Free Clinic provides free health care for low income uninsured residents of Arlington County and is supported by volunteers and community partners to provide patient and program services. The Arlington Free Clinic PCMH model will include technical improvements (e.g., implement disease registries, develop templates to measure health outcomes, create mechanism to exchange patient data with community partners) as well as innovative strategies to address and overcome health disparities (e.g., language, gaps in health knowledge, cultural beliefs) in a vulnerable patient population. Every patient will be empanelled to a physician-directed health care team to be managed by a staff Nurse Manager and will include a staff Medical Assistant. Teams will also include pharmacists and nutrition educators. Two disease registries will be implemented (hyperlipidemia and depression) to provide and manage care. CareFirst funds to be used for personnel wages and benefits, administrative support, technology and medical supplies.