HealthConnect.Link Continues to Engage Key Community Partners

HealthConnect.Link Continues to Engage Key Community Partners

Madison, November 7 – HealthConnect.Link, a Madison-based non-profit venture, announces the addition of key community partnerships as they prepare their initial rollout.  HealthConnect.Link connects front-line medical providers to local clinical and community resources, increasing access and streamlining communication, via an innovative web and mobile search application.

HealthConnect.Link currently serves in partnership with SSM Health Dean Medical Group, Tenant Resources Center, School of Social Work – University of Wisconsin, Madison, Community Action Coalition, The Road Home and NAMI, among others.  HealthConnect.Link is pleased to announced that YWCA Madison and the Share the Health Free Gynecological Clinic will also be included as community partners during their rollout phase.    

YWCA has a rich 125-year history of providing valuable programs and services throughout Dane County.  By strengthening communities, YWCA strives, through strong community partnership, to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background has the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.
 
Shannon Ash, Housing Support Services Manager of the YWCA, notes, “I always think it is a great opportunity to be on the forefront of cutting edge programs, especially programs such as HealthConnect.Link that help reduce barriers for people in our community.  There are so many factors that affect a person’s overall health, so it makes sense to approach healthcare in a holistic way.  Housing providers, mental health providers, other social service agencies, and healthcare systems should work in unison to provide the best services to their consumers.  If the YWCA can help influence the way systems are accessed for the better, then we’re all in!”

Share the Health is a community-supported free clinic that offers intermediate gynecological care to uninsured women in Dane County and surrounding communities.  This monthly clinic is hosted at Madison Women’s Health and is staffed by volunteer healthcare providers and employees from various clinics and health systems in the area.

Regarding a partnership between HealthConnect.Link and Share the Health, Dr. Mary Landry notes, “Listening to the life stories our patients share with us, we have come to understand the complexity of other problems they face that impact their health.  Because HealthConnect.Link will maintain an up to date daily availability to needed resources such as housing, domestic violence centers, job resources, and food banks, our volunteers can help them access these needed resources to improve their health in a broader sense.”  
    
HealthConnect.Link anticipates serving Dane County through continued meaningful partnerships and collaborative service to the community.   

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