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Missionpoint Health Partners Receives Grant to Aid Uninsured of Montgomery County

MissionPoint Health Partners has been awarded an $80,000 grant from Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Health Foundation.  The grant funds will be used to launch a pilot program for chronic disease management, with the goal of serving 400 uninsured patients living with diabetes in Montgomery County and Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

“We are very excited for the work that this grant will allow us to do in the Montgomery County area,” said Jason Dinger, MissionPoint’s CEO. “Through this grant, we will continue our mission of serving some of the most vulnerable in our community. The grant funding will be used to offer case management services to patients with diabetes with the goal of helping them better manage the disease.” 

According to recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the prevalence of diabetes doubled in Tennessee between 1995 and 2010, and Montgomery County has the highest age-adjusted prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in the state. Montgomery County is also a medically underserved area based on information provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Using its innovative healthcare delivery model, in which Health Partners provide patients with personalized health coaching, social services support, health system navigation and care coordination, MissionPoint will work to reverse this trend.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Health Foundation is dedicated to supporting charitable, scientific and educational organizations seeking to promote general health and disease management of those living in Clarksville, Montgomery County, and northern Middle Tennessee.

“We selected MissionPoint as the recipient of this grant because of their commitment to the health and wellness of the uninsured, as well as their proven track record of improving community health, reducing costs, increasing access and enhancing the patient experience,” said Joey Smith, board member Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Health Foundation.

About MissionPoint Health Partners

MissionPoint Health Partners is part of Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, Tenn. which is owned and operated by Ascension Health, not only serving the healthcare needs of our community but the poor and vulnerable among us.  In its first year of operation, MissionPoint now serves 50,000 members in Middle Tennessee, delivering high-quality healthcare in a patient-focused, smarter way while reducing healthcare costs to individuals, employers and entire populations of people.  The MissionPoint network includes more than 1,600 physicians, representing more than 60 specialties and sub-specialties. Participating facilities include a number of major hospitals and more than 100 outpatient locations providing clinical integrated services such as home health, outpatient surgery, diagnostic imaging, sleep studies, skilled nursing and hospice service. www.missionpointhealth.org

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