255325 Three for free: How to achieve maximum results with minimum funds

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 : 1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

Tammie Bertram, RN, MSN , Franklin County Health Department, Frankfort, KY
Paula Alexander, RN, BSN, MSN , Public Health Director, Franklin County Health Department, Frankfort, KY
With recent budget cuts, new strategies must be explored to reach uninsured, underserved populations while bringing the community together to assist in these efforts. This session will highlight how the local health department workforce can make the best use of available resources by utilizing the entire local public health system. Additionally, this session will demonstrate how the MAPP coalition and resources for one drive through clinic can be used to accomplish a threefold goal. First, the drive through clinic helps ensure coverage of the influenza immunization to adults who would not otherwise be immunized. Second, it is an opportunity to mobilize community partners through MAPP and engage in preparedness training activities. The third purpose of the event is to assist in feeding the hungry. The “fee” for the immunization is three nonperishable food items, which are collected by community partner volunteers at the time of service and given to the food pantry. Overall, the aim of this practice is to ensure the best use of local health and preparedness funds by accomplishing three goals through one event. The outcomes of this event reflect the project goals and include: influenza immunization coverage of 1,400 persons within four hours, collection of five truckloads of food for residents in need, practice of rapid dispensing, and mobilization response of community partners.

Learning Areas:
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Program planning
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Provision of health care to the public

Learning Objectives:
After attending this session participants will know how to: (1)mobilize partners for a drive through clinic/preparedness exercise (2)evaluate through put of drive through clinic (3)design a drive through route (4)provide "Just in Time" training to volunteers (5)compile an After Action Report

Keywords: Community Collaboration, Access and Services

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Tammie received her Associates Degree at Somerset Community College in 1989, and her BSN from Kentucky State University in 2004. She received a Certificate of Public Health Leadership from the University of Kentucky in 2006 and is a KPHLI fellow. She completed a Public Health Nursing Certificate program also through the University of Kentucky in 2007. She is currently completing her Masters in Nursing at McKendree University.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.