CHCANYS Healthy Futures Corps members serve in racially and culturally diverse rural and urban areas, meeting the needs of migrant farm workers, the uninsured and underinsured, and homeless individuals. CHCANYS Healthy Futures Corps members make a difference by:
Increasing Access: CHCANYS Healthy Futures Corps members refer medically underserved individuals and existing patients to health center programs and low-cost or free health insurance plans. Health center programs include the sliding scale fee program, school-based health clinics, related primary and preventive health care programs, and social service programs. Members directly enroll individuals, help them understand eligibility requirements, and show them how to complete necessary forms.
Improving Utilization: CHCANYS Healthy Futures Corps members assist health center staff identify patients who need follow-up care assistance (e.g., reminder calls, making appointments, providing translations, linking to transportation) and other health and human services to meet treatment and care plans set forth by clinicians resulting in decreased no-show rates, increased appropriate utilization due to translations and other site specific accomplishments.
Providing Health Education: CHCANYS Healthy Futures Corps members assist health center staff by facilitating workshops; hosting health fairs; and conducting one-on-one and group health education sessions with community residents and patients on healthy lifestyles and/or preventive health topics resulting in individuals having an increase in their understanding and improved healthy lifestyles.
Recruiting Volunteers: CHCANYS Healthy Futures Corps members assist health center staff to recruit, train, develop and manage volunteers who are identified to assist with health awareness campaigns, outreach, service events and other health center support activities.