Caring For Our Communities
To improve health by avoiding hospital admissions, reducing medically unnecessary services, and encouraging appropriate utilization of care, in addition to the utilization of primary care providers for preventative care, activate patient/family engagement, coordinate care, and enhance follow-up care.
Who We Are
CFOC is based at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital and is available throughout southwest Iowa at no cost.
Created in 2014, CFOC connects people in need with community health and behavioral health experts who will help find appropriate health care, access existing community resources, obtain health-related education and affordable medications, and navigate the health care exchange.
In addition to receiving this support, patients will be assisted in self-management goals to engage them in their own health care. We have engaged the services of dedicated, experienced medical professionals from the hospital and several local agencies, who believe in working with our patients to maintain and improve our health care and services.
How the Program Works
Knowledgeable healthcare professionals meet with patients in southwest Iowa to determine their needs and connect them with a community health coach and/or behavioral health coach.
The coaches offer support, guidance, and care, assist patients in understanding medical conditions, review medications, make referrals to appropriate programs, and help patients gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to become active in their health care.
You are eligible if you or someone you know…
- Finds it difficult to navigate through healthcare needs
- Does not have a primary care physician
- Has multiple physicians or specialists, chronic conditions, and/or multiple medications, and requires ongoing care
- Has financial difficulty obtaining items such as medications, medical insurance, food, transportation, utilities, medical supplies, and equipment
- Has no health insurance or insurance with a high deductible or large out-of-pocket expense
Click HERE to view the Caring for Our Communities Impact Report for 2022
ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Caring for Our Communities Program Makes a Difference for Jennie Edmundson Patients
Get in Touch
If you have any questions, please submit a request using the form on the Contact Us page or reach out directly to Sandy Green.
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
ED Support: 24 hours a day