is in recovery and understands first-hand the challenges that clients
-- Community House Calls: Overcoming Language and Cultural Disparities in
Healthcare -- Bilingual and bi-cultural caseworkers facilitate an
exchange of cultural information between Harborview's providers and
King County's growing immigrant communities. The International Medicine
Clinic at Harborview provides healthcare for many of these new
residents, and interpreter services are offered in more than 80
languages and dialects.
-- Changing Health Behaviors: From the Emergency Department to Primary
Care -- Harborview provides clinical resources and continued education
and support to those with chronic conditions, the leading cause of
illness, disability and death in the United States. A nurse case
manager works with the emergency department (ED) to link patients to
primary care providers and improve disease control between the ED visit
and the first clinical visit. Free education and self-management
programs for chronic disease are also offered in several languages
including Spanish, Vietnamese and Somali.
-- Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Seattle: Protecting Children in their
Neighborhoods -- Committed to preventing injuries to children,
Harborview has teamed up with two partners to create the Injury Free
Coalition for Kids of Seattle. The coalition has promoted the use of
booster seats in immigrant communities, created "walking school bus"
programs in inner city neighborhoods and distributed bike helmets at no
or low cost.
"Harborview is an irreplaceable community asset and a model of
exceptional leadership," said Manilow. "Whether it is in clinics for the
homeless, housing and employment for the mentally ill, outreach tailored to
individuals within a rich
|SOURCE Baxter International Foundation|
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