Various Health Fairs
SCHS brings the “Q”mmunity Mobile Unit literature and volunteers to community events. The services offered depend on the culture/event but may include: free health screenings (blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol/glucose screenings), BRO system screenings and referrals, patient advocacy (completing MA/MNCare applications and answering questions about insurance), clinic information, scheduling clinical appointments, free STI/HIV testing and counseling, health coloring sheets and face painting. Interpreting services are available. SCHS Outreach facilitates and coordinates these events.
Good Foods Good Fathering
A fathering program designed for non-residential fathers to provide an open learning environment to educate them about nutrition; the project brings men back to the table to engage them in their role as nurturers. The program consists of an educational session and a hand’s on application session. This was a pilot project in 2012.
Hue-MAN – ER Diversion
The Hue-MAN partnership focus is to improve the health of men of all colors (hues). The ER Diversion portion consists of efforts to educate men who overuse the ER and empower them to get connected to a medical home/primary care facility.
Twin Cities Healthy Start – The Birthing Project
Twin Cities Healthy Start (TCHS) is a local initiative of the national effort/organization to prevent infant mortality and low birth weight. TCHS is based in six community organizations around the metro area to provide community driven holistic support to high risk pregnant women and new mothers.
The Twin Cities is the 103 stop on the underground railroad for new life through the Birthing Project USA; Ms. Katherine Hall-Trujillo, founder of this international project, is starting the emotional support based program in the metro area through TCHS. The project groups 10 high risk pregnant women due within a month of each other and pairs each with a “sister friend” in the community; all meet regularly and provide resources per the women’s request. Clarence is overseeing the men’s version/portion of this project pairing the expectant fathers with committed community members who meet on a regular basis.
The National Children’s Study
Examines the effects of environmental impacts from birth to 21 years old. One of the focuses of this national effort is Ramsey County; Clarence is one of the nine national Community Representatives.
BRO System – Brief Risk Overview System
A psychosocial analysis of 16 different health behavior domains, Q and A, it takes 15 minutes with a patient navigator and produces a risk level summary of each domain for the patient and patient navigator/interviewer. The BRO System is just for men (effective at identifying partner’s pregnancy to increase prenatal care and support). Developed with the City of Minneapolis.
MENgaging Referral System
A comprehensive system developed and used by the Outreach Department of Southside Community Health Services referring a community member to validated resources after the individual has self identified their need. The patient navigator facilitates that warm hand.
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