May 2014

In May of 2014 and after spending nearly two years to build the coalition, LWK was awarded a contract with the Department of Health and Human Services  (DHHS) to address over-utilization of emergency room services after data revealed this issue among residents of the northeastern Kershaw County, a hotspot for chronic disease. The goal with this funding was for LWK to work to change healthcare for residents in the North Central area by working with Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County to meet the need for medical care for chronic conditions by establishing satellite clinics in churches throughout the region. Now, residents without health insurance can be seen by a nurse practitioner and community health worker at no cost.