Project ACCESS was awarded $85,000 through the HRSA NetworkDevelopment Planning Grant! This federal fund will allow ACCESS theopportunity to assess the HIT and Electronic Health Record capacity of theclinics in Latah and Whitman Counties. We areexcited to be working with the rural clinics and hospitals to:
· Define the need of the clinics
· Identify technological gaps in our clinics
· Develop an organized plan of attack
Congratulations rural partners! This is a great opportunity for the Palouse.
In 2006, The Palouse Alliance for Healthy Individuals,Families, and Communities facilitated the award of a Health Care ServiceOutreach grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) tostart Project ACCESS, the first of two grants designed to increase the qualityof life for rural seniors. Theinitial Project ACCESS reflects the collaborative efforts of:
Gritman Medical Center
Pullman Regional Hospital
Whitman Hospital & Medical Center
Area Agency on Aging
Council on Aging
As an interagency consortium, we believe that byworking together we can close gaps in services for our communities and those weserve. This grant focuses on increasing rural Seniors’ access to existingservices through transportation, community education and outreach, andcaregiver needs.
After two successful years with Project ACCESS, The PalouseAlliance applied for and was awarded a HRSA Rural Network Development grantfocusing on education for professionals serving the mental health needs ofrural Seniors.
Project ACCESS strives to create and educate aninclusive network of area professionals through; face-to-face communityorganizing, and the development of a web-based system of communication.
A goal of current and future Project ACCESS efforts isthe sustainability of the work we begin. By working with therural townships in the Palouse region, we have begun to buildcommunity-based bridges between people and professional agencies that willprovide individuals with needed services, expand limited resources, andencourage creative initiatives on the Palouse.
We have partnered with the Palouse Resource Network forFamilies, under the Palouse Alliance for Healthy, Families, Individual,and Communities. We will share the website and work together to networkthe region for the continued health and well-being of all citizens of thePalouse.
Project ACCESS promotes continuity of care acrossthe Palouse through networking area professionals and increasing access tomental health education and resources.
Through partnerships and continued community support we areable to provide valuable services to those living in the rural parts of Latahand Whitman counties.