Blank Children’s Primary care (UnityPoint Health foundation)

Award / $50,000

Priority / Health Innovation

Location / Des Moines, IA Polk, Warren, Dallas counties of focus

Grant Summary:

Connections in Primary Care is an innovative pilot that began a year ago with one Pediatrician, Dr. Jennifer Groos, and one contracted Visiting Nurse Services Family Outreach Specialist in the Blank Children’s Primary Care Clinic. The project was developed to test both a model of care that would allow one of our providers to address many of the social determinants of health identified with her patients and their families but also test the economic value of providing co-located community resources. Grant funds will support the continuation and evaluation of this model.