Community Care HUB
Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy is honored to have been chosen to be part of the Community Care HUB in Somerset and Cambria counties.
“The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent impact on particularly vulnerable populations require a comprehensive, community-based approach to health now more than ever. The 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health is implementing the nationally-recognized Pathways Community HUB (HUB) model to enhance community-based care coordination and Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) intervention efforts to impact the health outcomes of our most vulnerable residents.
A HUB is an organized, outcome-focused, network of Care Coordination Agencies (CCAs) who hire and train community health workers (CHWs) to reach out to those at greatest risk. The HUB helps to coordinate community resources to reduce the medical, behavioral, and social barriers to care, such as employment, housing, and transportation, for individuals with complex health needs.
The initial priority population eligible for a HUB referral will include pregnant women living in the City of Johnstown eligible for or receiving medical assistance; and all pregnant women living in Cambria or Somerset counties who have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes.”
Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy provides in-home services for individuals with physical disabilities, CEO Tammy Rhoades said. “For us, this was a great opportunity to expand and to learn about the community health workers,” she said. “We are an organization with social workers, so it fits right into our work.”