The program can prevent deaths and disabilities. It teaches hands only CPR with chest compressions. This works by circulating oxygen that is present in the blood. The bloodstream of a person breathing normally contains enough oxygen to sustain life for several minutes. However, oxygen can't nourish cells unless it is circulated, either by a beating heart or by chest compressions, making the use of hands only CPR pivotal to a cardiac arrest victim.
Prince William HealthLink:
The objective of the HealthLink program is to 1) to double the number of the dental providers serving eastern Prince William through the recruitment and maintenance of strong, collaborative partnerships; and 2) to provide oral health education and affordable dental appointments to an increased number of clients.
Coordinated Mental Health Support for At-Risk Youth:
Improve care transitions and coordination of services for at-risk youth experiencing mental health issues through targeted case management
The Courage F.U.N Project:
Use soccer as a tool to decrease the rate of childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles for students in “at-risk” schools in Eastern Prince William County, partnering with community-based organizations to provide two-hundred children, twice a school year, with free afterschool programming three times per week.
Medical Case Management:
Adults with complex medical needs who reside in The Arc’s residential program, INSIGHT, will experience improvement in chronic and emergency health issues and decrease or prevent hospital and nursing home admissions.
Completion of Therapeutic Services:
Improve the health outcomes for children and adults with developmental disabilities and decrease stress on families/caregivers by providing wraparound therapeutic services in our community.
Adults with complex medical needs who are developmentally disabled will have access to a fully medically supported, safe day activity program in eastern Prince William County.
CREST- Collaborative Rehabilitation to Enhance Stroke Treatment:
Assist 50 survivors of stroke/brain injury in obtaining greater proficiency and independence in meaningful/functional activities as demonstrated by achieving individualized goals through the use assistive technology, cognitive rehabilitation, and case management services within a 12-month period.
Behavioral Management of Traumatic Exposure:
The Behavioral Management Program for Traumatic Exposure seeks the long-term change in the lives of our clients by promoting health and wellness and decreasing the likelihood of chronic health conditions associated with trauma exposure. The desired short-term changes are improvements in healthy functioning based on assessed indicators, access and utilization of preventative health care, and changes in personal care.
SNVMC Diabetes Prevention Program:
To identify, educate and increase the local community's awareness of pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes is a precursor to developing diabetes. With early intervention this disease can be prevented.
Permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless with serious mental illness:
Increase the number of individuals with serious mental illness who obtain and remain in stable housing and embrace recovery as a result of Pathway Homes residential supportive services.
In person interpreting service:
This project plans to provide interpreting services to 1,200 to 1.500 Spanish speaking patients and deaf patients and their companions, including inpatient and outpatient during multiple encounters with multiple healthcare providers. Education of patients and providers about importance of good communication, how to use technical aids for better communications such as Language Line and Video Interpreting Services.
Stafford Children’s Insurance Outreach Program:
Medical insurance is something the children in this region cannot afford to go without. This program provides assistance to lower income families in applying for children's health insurance and seamless application approval and follow-up.
Interpersonal Violence Healthcare Partnership Program:
This program’s focus is to improve the health and safety of north Stafford victims of intimate partner violence through increased healthcare access and evidence based healthcare provider screening, identification, intervention and linkage to domestic violence services.
POISED (Precision Outreach Intervention, Screening, Surveillance and Exercise for Falls Prevention in Diabetes):
This project provides implementing evidence based exercise for falls prevention. It will also provide access to home environment interventions, and continuing education sessions. further, developing a falls registry in Prince William will provide enhanced information to local community health facilities, and health care providers to continue to implement the best evidence based exercise preventions to prevent falls.
MS ACHIEVES (AdvanCing Healthcare Initiatives for underserved Students):
This project provides an innovative solution providing access to healthcare and prevention of emerging health issues for all sports related injuries among medically underserved and economically disadvantaged children. We address all 3 strategic priority areas but focus on access to healthcare.
A Culturally Targeted Faith-Based Program Focused On Educating Black Men in PWC About Prostate Cancer to Increase Awareness On Prevention, Early Detection, Treatment and Quality of Life:
This project plans to educate based on a culturally targeted faith-based program for Black men to increase their knowledge about Prostate Cancer and to increase awareness on prevention, early detection, treatment, and quality of life of Black men and prostate cancer.
webPOISONCONTROLTM- Enhancement of an on-line prototype triage application to increase access to poison control services and minimize injury from poisonings:
This project will increase access to poison control services and minimize injury from poisonings. This project will also increase public access to reliable, expert, online triage recommendations in poison emergencies, ultimately meeting the public’s demand for electronic access to case-specific, tailored, medical advice.
Improving Nutrition for Low-Income Families:
This project will increase the discretionary food budgets of low-income families by providing outreach services that connect them to SNAP benefits and provide nutrition education classes, cooking demonstrations and food tastings, so as to increase the number of families making healthier food choices and decreasing the number of children at-risk for obesity and diabetes.
Biomedical Science Project Lead the Way (PLTW):
This program will support the national emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education to increase the number of students pursuing healthcare professions and to better prepare the workforce of the future for employment in the health and medical sciences.
The PWAFC provides a medical home to uninsured, indigent patients in Prince William County (PWC) who otherwise would not have access to medical care. All services provided to qualified patients are free of charge, including referrals to specialists and addressing case management issues. Due to their financial and social situations, PWAFC patients are faced with a number of barriers that must be eliminated in order for them to access care.
Safe Babies and Child Abuse Prevention:
This project will support the prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID), Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) and child abuse through the targeted provision of safe cribs, personalized parent/caregiver education, service provider training, and public education.
PROJECT PLAY is aimed at early childhood intervention strategies for at-risk youth to prevent childhood obesity by providing pre-K and elementary children with the tools to live healthy, active lifestyles through increased activity and play combined with nutrition and health education.
Fresh Food Access for Community Health:
Provide SNAP Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) access and SNAP/WIC nutrition incentives at Dale City Farmers Market (DCFM) for Prince William low-income families over the next year. The goal is increased consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables through provision of access and incentives at DCFM. The long term impact is decreasing incidence of diet-related diseases in low-income populations.
Healthy Young America- Northern Virginia campaign:
This project plans on expanding access to healthcare for underserved young adults. By directly enrolling and educating these young adults in the region about health coverage options, the ACA, and heath care literacy generally, YI will increase the ability of a medically underserved community to be able to access primary care, mental health, and other health services, thus increasing the use of preventive care among young adults in Northern Virginia.
Permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless with serious mental illness: Increase the number of individuals with serious mental illness who obtain and remain in stable housing and embrace recovery as a result of Pathway Homes residential supportive services.
Colon Cancer Project: The program will address the importance of informed decision making in regards to colon cancer screening, such as virtual colonoscopy, color guard and a colonoscopy. The Colon Cancer Project will offer culturally sensitive education to the public regarding colon cancer screening, implement existing evidence based practices to address colon cancer screening issues, disseminate information about colon cancer and screening issues to the public.
Regional Primary Care Coalition: the focus of this program is to improve the health status of lower-income, uninsured Prince William County residents by increasing access to comprehensive community-based primary health care.
Patient and Family Access Program: This program will focus on reducing financial and logistical barriers to access for patients and families of patients who must travel to Richmond, VA for prescribed medical care because the care they need isn’t available in their own communities.
Preventing Health Complications Through Participation in the Stanford Chronic Diseases Self-Management Program and the Diabetes Self-Management Program: The program teaches participants how to make healthy choices and reduce risk behaviors, thus preventing complications that can result from their health conditions. Participants also report greater confidence that they can take actions to positively impact their own health needs.
Increasing cancer prevention and improving continuity of care to underserved Latinas in Prince William County: The focus of this program is to reduce the incidence of preventable cancer mortality for the medically underserved Latina community by providing access to cancer screening through innovative methods, specifically the use of self-contained mobile units that travel to Prince William County sites, and clinics offering screening in a comfortable, culturally competent environment.