Pathways to Better Health
Do you need help with healthcare? Do you feel like there is nowhere to turn and no one to ask for help?
We can assist! Under our Pathways to Better Health program, we can connect you to community programs and services to better your health. It’s completely FREE for those who qualify! One of our Community Health Workers will help with a three step approach:
1.) Contact You
Meet with you at your convenience, help you set health goals, complete a program assessment and ensure eligibility.
2.) Guide You
We will help link you to medical care and show you how to navigate the healthcare system.
3.) Help You Manage Your Health
We will help you manage your health conditions, and appointments. We can also help you seek community help for food, clothing, housing, financial and utility assistance, transportation, and employment.
Complete Your Referral Online
Whether you are self-identifying or a community partner referring a patient, you can complete our online referral form to get started!
Who is Eligible?
You are eligible if you are:
•13 years of age or older. If you are a minor, you will need parent or guardian authorization.
• Have two or more chronic health conditions. Conditions can be self-identifying. (For example, you do not need a physician referral)
• Live in Clinton, Gratiot or Montcalm counties. You must also have the desire to improve your overall health and well-being, thus reducing hospital and emergency room visits.
Community Health Workers (CHWs) are trained to address a variety of concerns. They are problem solvers who understand your needs and can connect you to health and social services programs. A CHW will meet with you either in person, virtually or by phone to help you set goals, make a plan, apply for needed services, and connect you with community resources.