The Integrated Peer Models for Health (IPMH) is creating opportunities to address social determinants of health through a series of activities designed to more effectively utilize and integrate peer workers in health and mental health services in North Philadelphia’s Health Enterprise Zone (HEZ) (zip codes 19120 - 26, 19130, 19132-34, 19138, 19140-41 & 19144).
The IPMH program:
Partners with Mental Health Partnerships and Spectrum Health to pilot using an integrated Community Health Worker (CHW) and Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) team to improve health outcomes of individuals experiencing complex physical and behavioral health challenges.
Convenes a learning collaborative to provide on-going support, training, and networking opportunities for CHWs, CPSs, and their supervisors who are based in health and mental health care settings within the HEZ and across the city.
Expands access to the CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) by training and coaching CHWs, CPSs and other care team members to establish groups with pre-diabetic patients in behavioral and community health settings.
Extends Connect4Health (powered by Aunt Bertha), a cloud-based screening and social service referral platform, to providers seeking an effective tool for mitigating a wide range of social determinants of health for their patients and clients.
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For Patients: https://connect4health.org/
For Partners and Providers: https://hfp-partners.org/
Funding for this work has been provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) and supports initiatives like IPMH in utilizing community health workers and peer support workers to bridge the gaps between patients and providers.