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Breaking Down Barriers in Delaware

We like it when good ideas and resources meet in the same place to solve a problem. That’s what is going on in Delaware at Westside Health in New Castle County. The health center and pharmaceautical giant AstraZeneca marked Cover the Uninsured Week by launching the “Healthy Delawareans, Today and Tomorrow” initiative. The program will address the issue of access to care for the uninsured by minimizing barriers such as transportation and affordable services. This is something health centers do very well, and even better when they have enough funding. Thanks to AstraZeneca, five Community Health Centers statewide will have patient navigators to act as case managers and help patients access healthcare services. But it doesn’t stop there: AstraZeneca employees will help uninsured patients through a volunteer program called “Healthcare Heroes.” More than 350 volunteers will lend support to partner clinics and other healthcare settings around the state. As you can see here, some of them already showed up for some spring cleaning at Westside.
AstraZeneca Volunteers at the newly opened Northeast Health, owned and operated by Westside Health