Faith Community Partnership Honors Dedicated Family Caregivers in West Louisville
Louisville Faith Community and partners launching initiative to grow community engagement model addressing longstanding disparities in serious illness.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) is collaborating with AARP Kentucky, the University of Louisville, and several churches in Louisville’s 40203 Zip Code to build a community engagement approach addressing longstanding disparities in serious illness. The model approach hopes to utilize the local reach of the faith community to serve their neighbors.
Who: Louisville Faith Community leaders, Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, AARP Kentucky, UofL Health Equity Innovation Hub, Rev. Adrian Baker (Christ Way Missionary Baptist Church), Rev. Dr. Angela Johnson (Grace Hope Presbyterian Church), Pastor Alma Wooley (Christ Cathedral of Praise)
What: Caregiver Recognition Celebration and Community assessment kick-off
Where: Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana 2440 Grinstead Drive, Louisville 40204
When: Friday, December 2 beginning 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Why: A serious illness can be profoundly disruptive, isolating and financially challenging, not just to patients and their families, but to their caregivers, who are often unpaid and overburdened. The University of Louisville Health Equity Innovation Hub will administer surveys to members of the faith community to assess baseline health status and connect them to appropriate community resources aimed at closing health equity gaps facing vulnerable populations. Dimensions of care that will be surveyed and evaluated include screenings, diagnosis, basic needs, benefits, and the cost of care.
The goal of using this community outreach model is to close disparities in care for people with serious illness and change how residents receive care in order to improve health outcomes. The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) launched its Louisville Pilot Project in August 2020 to support residents in Louisville’s 40203 zip code where the average annual income is $12,880 for an individual and $26,500 for a family of four. For more details, visit: C-TAC Events
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