Reaching the Promised Land by Richard Asinof

Reaching the Promised Land by Richard Asinof

It is worth reading this recent article by Richard Asinof, in which he describes a new take on community health outreach and easier access to preventive care.

The first urban Neighborhood Health Station in the nation is opening in Central Falls, Rhode Island. Integrating dental care, behavioral health care, physical and occupational therapy and a pharmacy, all at one site, within walking distance for most Central Falls residents, this “one-stop shop”¬†will provide primary care and urgent care to about 75 percent of the nearly 20,000 residents of Central Falls.

What if every American had access to one of these, without financial barriers, allowing them to address things early and with a strong preventive, proactive health bias? Many believe these centers could be funded by the 30% of fraud, waste, and abuse currently in the system.