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The New Era of Collaboration

Health Care Access Clinic has been pleased to work alongside 10 peer non-profit organizations over the past 6 months to talk about how to do business more collaboratively. Instigated by United Way's new model of community impact and building on the already important outcomes results, these agency directors got a jump start on the process that must be in place a year from now under the UW Health Goal. LOTS of hours of meetings and many difficult conversations have already led to more trust and communication between agencies. Two joint grant applications to United Way were turn in for this funding cycle as a result of this work. The next 12 months will be laboring as well, developing shared objectives and stronger alliances, but the vision and vehicle has been established thanks to this new structure. Hats off to our peers for their investment in this important step forward for the betterment of the clients we serve: Visiting Nurses Association, Douglas County Dental Clinic, Douglas County AIDS Project, GaDuGi Safe Center, Trinity In-Home Care, Meals on Wheels, Independence Inc., Lawrence Community Shelter, CASA, and Headquarters.

One of the many Health Goal work group meetings

One of the many Health Goal work group meetings by Executive Director

After another meeting. Kelly Evans, Kim Cullis, Nikki White, Sara Jane Russell, Marcia Epstein, Stacey Hunter Schwartz, Jane Blocher (who gracefully moved to another work group), Julie Branstrom, Elena Ivanov, and Diana Fredrick.

After another meeting. Kelly Evans, Kim Cullis, Nikki White, Sara Jane Russell, Marcia Epstein, Stacey Hunter Schwartz, Jane Blocher (who gracefully moved to another work group), Julie Branstrom, Elena Ivanov, and Diana Fredrick.

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Medical vs. Dental Showdown about Collaboration

The first annual tug-of-war between the Douglas County Dental Clinic and the Health Care Access Clinic was about teamwork really. Both agencies need each other's expertise to help those who don't have health and dental coverage. The mouth is part of the body - and we need to help the whole person not just one body part. Today's event was to highlight our partnership during Safety Net Clinic Week - thanks for everyone who came out to cheer us on!

tug of war in action

tug of war in action by Executive Director

Health Care Access staff members Brenda Waite, left, and Kim Johnson participate in the tug-of-war contest that the clinic had with it neighbor Douglas County Dental Clinic on Thursday to raise awareness about Kansas Primary Health Safety Net Clinic Week.

Health Care Access staff members Brenda Waite, left, and Kim Johnson participate in the tug-of-war contest that the clinic had with it neighbor Douglas County Dental Clinic on Thursday to raise awareness about Kansas Primary Health Safety Net Clinic Week. by Richard Gwin

Douglas Count Dental Clinic staffers Shawna Huffman, left, and Ray Munzo, in mask, pulled for a tug-of-war win on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, to raise awareness about Kansas Primary Health Safety Net Clinic Week. They took on the staff at Health Care Access.

Douglas Count Dental Clinic staffers Shawna Huffman, left, and Ray Munzo, in mask, pulled for a tug-of-war win on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, to raise awareness about Kansas Primary Health Safety Net Clinic Week. They took on the staff at Health Care Access. by Richard Gwin

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