Genesee County Community Health Access Program (CHAP)
The Community Health Access Program (CHAP) is a collaborative, community-based medical home improvement model intended to improve the health outcomes of individuals covered by Medicaid insurance (specifically children), while raising the quality of care, better utilizing resources, and decreasing costs.
Children, and in some cases adults, are referred to CHAP by participating pediatric and family practices, Medicaid health insurance plans, Genesee County’s 2-1-1 system, or through self-referrals. A multidisciplinary CHAP team provides services to clients that include:
- Linkages to community resources to address social determinant of health needs
- Parent education
- Health literacy
- Asthma education and case management
- Care coordination
- Patient navigation
- Interpretation and transportation services
The CHAP team works with providers offering assistance to:
- Improve office efficiency
- Decrease no-show rates
- Meet medical home certification requirements
- Conduct follow-up on emergency department utilization
- Create linkages to community resources
- Educate on clinical best practices
- Develop data reports on CHAP eligible clients
- Implement quality improvement projects focused on preventative services
- Connect with other providers
CHAP also facilitates change at the system level in the effort to reduce the health disparities experienced by individuals insured by Medicaid improving quality and access to medical homes, reducing emergency department visits and hospital admissions, and improving the overall health outcomes for the clients it serves.
For additional information or to learn how you may participate in Genesee CHAP, please phone (810) 953-CHAP or email CHAP@flint.org.
Commit To Fit!
Commit to Fit! is an ongoing health behavior improvement initiative that seeks to mobilize employers, schools, residents, neighborhoods, churches, and the community at-large to support and utilize a common message focused on healthier, more active lifestyles. Thus, the healthy messages of Commit to Fit! are reinforced throughout the community, across settings where residents live, learn, work, and play.
The campaign promotes practical ways to increase health and wellness through simple daily choices. The Commit to Fit! plan suggests 99 easy ways to better health, outlined in simple tools the community, businesses or your school can adopt and make their own. It also urges proper nutrition, hydration and rest as realistic ways to sneak healthy behaviors into your life.
Available resources include free fitness and nutrition education classes, materials and tools for individuals and employers to promote and maintain good health, and an online health behavior tracking website to monitor your health and wellness goals.
The broad support for the Commit to Fit! movement relies on the shared use of the Commit to Fit! messages by all Genesee County/Flint organizations or groups that are working to improve the practice of healthy behaviors. Using the common messaging of Commit to Fit!, employers, schools, physicians, neighborhoods, churches and residents are all “spreading the word” throughout the community and – together – Commit to Fit! is helping to build a more active, healthy community in which we can all live, learn, work, and play.
In 2011, the Michigan Department of Community Health selected the GFHC as one of six local coalitions to expand prevention activities and empower local residents to make healthy choices. The Commit to Fit! campaign supports this through a common message focused on healthier, more active lifestyles in Flint and Genesee County.
Since its launch, Commit to Fit has expanded to develop and provide a number of associated community efforts including: Hosting an annual calendar of community-wide health and wellness challenges, Commit to Fit! Project Healthy Schools, Commit to Fit! Smart Bites, and the Commit to Fit! Rethink Your Drink campaign. Additional Commit to Fit! developed resources include: the Commit to Fit! Breastfeeding Toolkit, the Commit to Fit! Physician’s Toolkit and the Commit to Fit! Employer-Based Comprehensive Wellness Toolkit. These resources can be downloaded for free at Commi2fit.com or requested by mail or delivery by completing a materials order form.
Commit to Fit! is free to all Genesee County / Flint residents and workers. Visit www.commit2fit.com today to join the movement and access all the resources Commit to Fit! has to offer!
Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program
The Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program was designed to assist unemployed and underemployed residents of Flint and Genesee County with obtaining training and employment in the healthcare industry. These training programs include: Certified Nurse Assistant, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Health Unit Coordinator, Medical Billing and Coding, Registered Nurse, and other high demand health careers.*
*Training opportunities based on funding availability
DO I QUALIFY?
For eligible participants accepted into the FHEO Program, training funds are awarded throughout the year and are based on local employer hiring needs, applicant qualifications, training availability, and the following criteria:
- Resident of GST MI Works service area and eligible for WIOA Adult, Dislocated Worker or Out-of-School Youth services
- Demonstration of need or experiencing circumstances that make it difficult to focus on a career transition
- A compatibility for a career in healthcare – clear criminal background, aptitude and capabilities assessments, healthcare career suitability assessment, and drug screening
- Minimum age: 18 years old
- High school diploma/GED
- Veterans strongly encouraged to apply
Don’t Screen Yourself Out. Let Us Screen You In! Call 810-232-2228 for more information!
HOW DO I APPLY?
1. Contact the FHEO Program at 810-232-2228 with your questions and to sign up for the next information session.
2. Get a step ahead, fill out your program application now – APPLY HERE
Program components are designed by FHEO Program employers to give participants the background, skills, and experience needed to succeed in a health care career.
- Career readiness and “fit” assessments
- Three week Healthcare Life Skills Training and Career Exploration Workshops
- A career advisor to assist with decision making and goal achievement
- Tuition funding
- Assistance with books, uniforms, exam/license fees and work supplies
- Resume, interview skills, financial literacy and other workshops to improve competitiveness in the workplace
- Employer connections and job search assistance
FHEO PROGRAM STEPS
FHEO PROGRAM PARTNERS
The Flint Healthcare Education Opportunities (FHEO) Program has been identified by GST Michigan Works! Agency as the lead healthcare service provider for the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Career Services (Adult and Dislocated Workers Program) and WIOA Out-of-School Youth Services.
The FHEO Program’s partner organizations make our work to assist residents with training and education for future healthcare careers a shared success by helping participants find sustainable careers while helping meet the needs of local healthcare employers. In addition to our funders, FHEO Program partner organizations include, but are not limited to:
- Ascension Genesys Hospital
- McLaren Flint
- Hurley Medical Center
- Hamilton Community Health Network
- GST Michigan Works!
- Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
- Baker College of Flint
- Flint STRIVE
- Mott Community College
- Mott Workforce Development
- Genesee Intermediate School District
- University of Michigan-Flint
- Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy
- DaVita Dialysis
- Charter Healthcare Training Center
- Ross Medical Education Center
FHEO PROGRAM HISTORY
The Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) is the lead agency for the Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program and the lead Healthcare Service Provider for GST Michigan Works. Established in 2002, the FHEO Program trained its first graduating class in January 2003. Started thanks to the vision of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the FHEO Program has received funding from the C.S. Mott Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater Flint, GST Michigan Works, the Aspen Institute, and the United States Department of Labor.