“Within Ballad Health, Unite Tennessee and Unite Virginia will allow specially-trained staff, conducting health-related social needs screenings for gaps in care such as food and housing insecurity, transportation challenges or other obstacles, to connect with community organizations committed to resolving those issues,” the release states. “The network, however, is not dependent on Ballad Health. Participating organizations will also be able to refer clients to each other – even if the people they’re referring aren’t Ballad Health patients.” Ballad, age three: System CEO points to successes, acknowledges challenges at midpoint of fourth year More details are expected to be released at Thursday’s briefing.
The partnership has been dubbed “Unite Tennessee and Unite Virginia.” It is comprised of Ballad Health, the STRONG ACC and Unite Us, which is described as a national technology company. The release states the partnership aims to “enhance community members’ health and well-being – even outside of hospital walls.”
According to the release, Unite Tennessee and Unite Virginia will help those in the Tri-Cities region who have unmet needs in healthcare and social services. ‘It’s not ok’: Ballad chief discusses emergency room delays, labor shortage
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