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Centene's Social Health Bridge Launches Community Partnership in Louisiana

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --A Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today the launch of a new community partnership in Louisiana. Social Health Bridge, established in 2019 to help community based organizations and healthcare entities work more effectively to address social determinants of health, partnered with the NHP Foundation (NHPF) and its affiliate, Operation Pathways, to bring affordable housing to the local Louisiana community. Launching in New Orleans, Louisiana, on-site staff will help residents' access education health events, preventative and social determinants of health screenings, and community referral assistance on premise at the housing community. This in-person support allows for timely referrals to local resources that residents can access to help them overcome non-medical barriers to health. This includes more than 250 members from Centene's local health plan, Louisiana Healthcare Connections. "The NHP Foundation is an experienced partner with deep relationships in the community, which is crucial to removing barriers to healthcare," said Michael Monson, Senior Vice President of Medicaid and Complex Care for Centene. "Affordable housing is one of the most critical social determinants of health, and has a direct impact on health outcomes. Together, these efforts support our commitment to ensuring our communities and our members have access to the care they need.""In collaboration with Centene and Social Health Bridge, we will build on the deep relationships we have made with residents as we introduce them to an even more robust array of on-site services leading to a healthier and more vibrant community," said Ken White, Executive Director Operation Pathways, Inc.Many residents also can access services based on needs identified in their discussions with Louisiana Healthcare Connections staff and other health providers. These targeted interventions include post-hospitalization wellness checks, preventive screenings and immunizations, and assistance with community referrals and other support programs.
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