UHIP is a new approach to providing comprehensive health care in a more caring way in inner city communities. Our approach starts with "Improving Health Care Through Knowledge."
UHIP is founded on the basic principal that "Knowledge is Power." The more you understand your health and how the "human machine" works the better you are able to make informed decisions concerning treatment plans and the care your body. UHIP's strives to improve education, screenings, and medical management tools around our seven health pillars: Diabetes/Obesity, Hypertension/Cardiovascular Disease, COPD, Chronic Kidney Disease, HIV & Infectious Diseases, Cancer Screenings and Aging/Dementia/Depression/Dying. Let's learn to live a healthier life.
UHIP implements a ‘360 approach’ to healthcare, with the fundamental principle of the program being patient education. We have found that when a patient is equipped with knowledge, they are much more likely to take a proactive self-advocating approach to their healthcare. UHIP offers understanding for comprehensive health assessments, screenings, case management, educational programs, and support services to ensure the highest quality of care. Most importantly, we strives to educate clients in developing healthier lifestyle choices (eating, exercise, regular check-ups, and seeing the wellness care needs in others).
UHIP is proud to be a recipient of a
2015 Health Care Heroes Award.
"UHIP ON THE MOVE"
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UHIP HELPS YOU TO BETTER UNDERSTANDING THE MEDICAL CHOICES YOU MAKE
Our culturally sensitive healthcare literacy sessions are led by highly trained medical professionals and focuses on one or more of the Seven Health Pillars: UHIP LEARING CENTER to explore 7 Health Pillars.
UHIP's health literacy programs are provided in a variety of community settings:
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
All to often clients go to their provider for a perceived medical condition and have very little time to actually talk to their provider about the diagnosis, prescribed medications or the treatment plan he or she is instructed to follow. Patients are therefore left without the proper tools to make educated decisions concerning their personal health and the level of quality care they should be demanding. UHIP works to fill that void.
UHIP, through our contracted medical primary care partners "Community Health Outreach Program" (CHOP),, provides an aray of outreach medical services at adult living centers, designated community centers, houses of worship, and behavioral day treatment programs.
WHAT DOES THAT ENTAIL?
By sending a mobile medical outreach team of experts to visit your facility on a regular basis, CHOP provides early on-site treatment intervention of controllable and curable diseases like: diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure, and cancer screenings. This allows our program to reach and serve populations from unnecessary disease and illness, and save the system unnecessary and costly hospital visits. Many of the individuals we serve may not have access to a medical provider and this type of quality care without our assistance.
HOW DOES THAT WORK?
The CHOP model brings a level of service, expertise, procedures, and collaboration through a well-coordinated intradisciplinary medical team approach.
Our program is based on a team of specialized healthcare providers and administrators.
an adult internal medicine nurse practitioner with a focus on population health and chronic disease management
a medical assistant
a diabetic educator / dietician
a patient care navigator / coordinator for patient referrals and follow-up
a social worker focusing on outcome-based medicine, guided by HEDIS quality measures
WHAT KIND OF EXPERIENCE DOES CHOP HAVE?
CHOP was originally SHOP, Senior Healthcare Outreach Program, established in 2002. SHOP was a return to the traditional house-call program for urban community seniors with limited access to outpatient care. Soon the SHOP team realized the healthcare disparity extended well beyond inner city seniors. Community patients in all areas were lacking in basic fundamental care.
So, in 2014 SHOP reinvented itself, expanding to CHOP, to assist those in need in the community at large. CHOP is still committed to seniors, but has added screenings, healthcare and chronic disease management to all patient populations, including those with mental illness.
THE CHOP PRIMARY CARE TEAM
CHOP’s integrated collaborations include specialists in the following fields of medicine:
cardiology, gastroenterology, hepatology, neurology, nutrition, pulmonology,
sleep medicine, women’s health, pharmacology, and lab services.
HERE'S WHAT ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT UHIP
(excerpt from letter)
"Please accept this letter of support for the services by UHIP in collaboration with the New Hope Now Community Development Corporation. ...UHIP and its current initiative for providing quality outreach health education training services within our community and congregation is greatly needed and fully supported by our congregation."
- Francis J. Dixon, Executive Director
New Hope Now Community Development Corporation
"As pastor of Messiah Baptist Church of East Orange, New Jersey, I am grateful for the efforts provided by the UHIP and CHOP staff to our church. Since its inception, UHIP has helped to inform and transform lives by addressing the 7 Health Pillars that affect our community. I have personally witnessed an improved quality of life from countless persons in our church and surrounding neighborhood, and it's due, in part, to the vision and presence of UHIP/CHOP in our church. It's good to know that as we strive to promote healthy spiritual lives at Messiah, UHIP/CHOP is helping to promote healthy physical lives."
--- Reverend Dana P. Owens
Pastor of Messiah Baptist Church, East Orange, New Jersey
Urban Healthcare Initiative Program
613 Park Avenue, East Orange,
New Jersey 07017
Office: (973) 676-8447 / (973) 675-0955
Fax: (973) 675-0040
Office Hours: 9:00am-6:00pm Mon. thru Fri.
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Health care workshops and training group sessions can be requested directly through our program staff by calling
(973) 676-8447 or (973) 676-0599 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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