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Welcome to Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital GROWestAL Program!

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Grants, Research and Outreach of West Alabama (GROWestAL)

Mission

The mission of the Grants, Research and Outreach of West Alabama Division is to identify and acquire financial and other resources which enable the Tombigbee Healthcare Authority (THA) to provide quality, accessible healthcare to all Black Belt residents. This division includes grant and outreach programs that serve the residents of the Black Belt counties served under THA.

Vision

To provide programs and services that enrich the lives and promote healthy lifestyle choices among the people in the communities served by the Tombigbee Healthcare Authority.
For more information, contact Dr. Marcia Pugh, Program Director by telephone: 334-287-2572 or email: mapugh@bwwmh.com.

 

Delta Consumer Access Navigator Program (DeltaCAN)

 The Delta Consumer Access Navigator Program (DeltaCAN) began September 1, 2013 through a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The goals of the program are to help consumers understand the new federal exchange coverage options and find the most “qualified health plan” (QHP) that is affordable and meets their health care needs. This program addresses unmet health care needs and prevalent health disparities through education and awareness of the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act allows more consumers to access affordable health coverage and offers new rights and protections for consumers to make coverage fairer and easier to understand. Since initiation, the Tombigbee Healthcare Authority has assisted over 36,,000 consumers to compare, select and/or enroll into a qualified healthcare plan. Through these efforts, it is anticipated that the uninsured populations in the Delta counties served will be able to get the health insurance needed to begin the process of becoming healthy communities.

The primary focuses of DeltaCAN are to:

•    Educate consumers about the Affordable Care Act insurance options
•    Help consumers understand the new federal exchange options, and
•    Help consumers find the most qualified health plan that is affordable and meets their health care needs.

DeltaCAN serves eighteen of Alabama’s rural Delta counties. These counties are:

Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Dallas, Escambia, Greene, Hale, Macon, Marengo, Monroe, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Washington, Wilcox

If you live in one of these counties, and interested in learning more about the Affordable Care Act and how to get insurance, please go to https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/ or call any of the Navigators listed below:

•    Shawn Allen, Program Manager
Telephone: 334-287-2674; Email: sallen@bwwmh.com
•    Candace Alvis
Telephone: 334-287-2673; Email: calvis@bwwmh.com

Nondiscrimination Notice

As a recipient of this grant, the Tombigbee Healthcare Authority complies with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) non-discrimination notice which is:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services doesn’t exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by CMS directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which CMS arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

How to file a complaint

If you believe you’ve been subjected to discrimination in a CMS program or activity, there are 3 ways to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights:

1. Online
2. By phone: Call 1-800-368-1019. TDD users should call 1-800-537-7697.
3. In writing: Send information about your complaint to:

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201

 

HealthStart Comprehensive Wellness Program (HCWP)

 The HealthStart Comprehensive Wellness Program (HCWP) was initiated in September 2015 through a grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. This grant allows the Tombigbee Healthcare Authority to address the critical need for development of formal, mature rural health networks that focus on care coordination activities for Diabetes, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This coordinated care is for the four Black Belt counties of Greene, Hale, Marengo and Sumter.


The overall purpose of this project is to have a formal and mature healthcare partnership and network that passionately provides care coordination to patients in rural Alabama with chronic conditions that will assist the health care community in the delivery of high quality, high volume health care and promotes a health conscious patient community.

Positive impacts of implementing this program are expected to include:

•    A more coordinated system of care for chronic diseases
•    Continuous Quality Improvement for clinical outcome measures and care coordination measures
•    One-on-one contact between Care Coordinators with follow-up to improve appointments and referrals.
•    Improved attitudes towards self-care upon program completion.
•    Reduced co-morbidities for Diabetes, COPD and CHF.
•    Reduced hospitalization and readmissions for patients with Diabetes, COPD and CHF.

For more information on this program, please contact Leigh Autery, RN by telephone: 334-287-2807 or email: lautery@bwwmh.com.


Nondiscrimination Notice
As a recipient of this grant, the Tombigbee Healthcare Authority complies with the US Department of Health and Human Services non-discrimination notice which is:

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. HHS does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

How to file a complaint:

If you believe you’ve been subjected to discrimination in a HHS program or activity on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, or by mail or phone at:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201
1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)




If you have any other questions that have not been answered in the above sections, please contact us for more information.