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Ohio Department of Health

  • Project Title: Black Lung Clinics Program
  • Grant Period: 07/01/2014-06/30/2015
  • Contact Name: Phillip Styer, Project Director/Program Manager
  • Location: Ohio
  • Program Overview: The Ohio Black Lung Clinics Program is one example from the larger Black Lung Clinics Program funded by the Health Resources Services Administration. The Ohio Black Lung Clinics Program targets uninsured coal workers with black lung disease and other occupational-related lung diseases who live in rural Appalachia. The program has been funded since 1979, working to connect coal miners with services related to lung disease. These services include diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, prescription, case management, and social services, such as help with enrollment in public benefit programs and transportation. Providing these services to participating coal miners and their families will reduce emergency room and hospital visits as well as improving overall health outcomes and ability to perform activities of daily living.

Models represented by this program: