The grant will help the nonprofit community health organization provide healthcare services in a new Medical Respite Center for the homeless at the Maricopa Human Services Campus in downtown Phoenix.
The expanded physical, mental health and social services at the Medical Respite Center allows the nonprofit to continue to support patients in successful transitions from inpatient to outpatient settings, and implement key processes and analytics to triage frequent utilizers.
Brandon Clark, CEO of Circle the City,
Our mission is to compassionately address the health care needs of men, women and children facing homelessness. Medical respite care is a national best practice in achieving this mission of holistic care for the most vulnerable in our community. We are grateful for the generosity of United Health Foundation for helping us expand this innovative model.
The grant’s announcement was met with support from AHCCCS Director Tom Betlach,
We continuously strive to improve our state’s Medicaid system, and seek innovative ways to increase access to health care and improve outcomes for vulnerable people. Organizations like Circle the City and United Health Foundation are incredible partners that are making a difference for our program and more importantly for those we serve.
UnitedHealthcare Community & State CEO Heather Cianfrocco celebrated the grant and Circle the City stating,
With homelessness on the rise statewide, this partnership will help people receive the vital health and social services they need and deserve. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Circle the City to help build healthier communities one person at a time, and especially for the homeless in Arizona.
Circle the City is dedicated to providing high quality, holistic healthcare to men, women, and children facing homelessness in Maricopa County. Patients can receive several different models of care offered within Circle the City’s family of programs, including primary care services, integrative outpatient behavioral health and substance abuse services, mobile health outreach services, or medical respite services in one of Circle the City’s flagship respite care centers. For more information, call (623) 900-2203.
UnitedHealth Foundation was established by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) in 1999 as a not-for-profit, private foundation dedicated to improving health and health care. To date, United Health Foundation has committed nearly $358 million to programs and communities around the world.