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Integrating Professionals for Appalachian Children (IPAC)

  • Project Title: Community HUB/Care Coordination Pathways Program
  • Grant Period: 05/01/2014 - 04/30/2017
  • Program Representative Interviewed: Jane Hamel-Lambert, Principal Investigator and Program Evaluator
  • Location: Athens, OH
  • Program Overview: Integrating Professionals for Appalachian Children (IPAC) is a network organization and a Community HUB that manages and oversees the implementation of the Pathways Program in participating network agencies. These agencies employ Pathways providers that deliver enhanced care coordination services to at-risk populations in the community. The IPAC network implemented a Pregnancy Pathway to improve birth outcomes among pregnant women and is currently working on increasing access to both lactation services and tobacco cessation interventions for Pathway participants. IPAC is also piloting an Emergency Department (ED) Utilization Pathway to decrease non-urgent ED usage among children and a Trauma/Foster Care Pathway to increase access to health services for children with histories of trauma and/or foster care placements.

Models represented by this program: