MissionPoint, Saint Thomas Health's accountable care organization, announced today it has been awarded a $80,000 grant from the Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Health Foundation to launch a chronic disease management program.
The pilot program will serve 400 uninsured patients living with diabetes in Montgomery County and Fort Campbell.
"We are very excited for the work that this grant will allow us to do in the Montgomery County area," Jason Dinger, MissionPoint CEO, said in a release. "Through this grant, we will continue our mission of serving some of the most vulnerable in our community.
Dinger said the funding would pay for case management services for patients, with the goal of helping them better manage their diabetes.
"We selected MissionPoint as the recipient of this grant because of their commitment to the health and wellness of the uninsured, as well as their proven track record of improving community health, reducing costs, increasing access and enhancing the patient experience," said Joey Smith, board member of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Health Foundation.
MissionPoint Health Partners has announced a partnership with Nashville Commits, an initiative aimed a tripling the number of low-income, college and workforce-ready graduates in Davidson County by 2020.
The move comes after MissionPoint announced in early March a partnership with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. (Read more here.) Through the agreement with Nashville Commits, MissionPoint will provide services such as care transitioning, wellness programs and education, free of charge to students, families and staff of LEAD Public Schools.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
MissionPoint will design programs and interventions first at LEAD Academy High School. The partnership will initially add about 350 to MissionPoint’s growing membership, but that number is expected to increase as more schools come on board, said Rebecca Ayer, a MissionPoint spokeswoman.
“Good health is the cornerstone on which many future successes are dependent,” Jason Dinger, MissionPoint CEO, said in a prepared statement. “Mission Point Health “Partners knows that navigating today’s healthcare system can be cumbersome and confusing, and we’re dedicated to improving the patient experience for as many Middle Tennesseans as possible.”
MissionPoint is a nonprofit venture founded by Saint Thomas Health and a group of physicians. Various services are provided to members, including health coaching, health navigation, home visits and preventative health services. The network includes more than 1,400 physicians and several major hospitals and approximately 100 outpatient clinics. Since launching in 2012, MissionPoint has enrolled more than 50,000 members.
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