GIVING HEALTH PARTNERS WITH EMORY UNIVERSITY’S ROLLINS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH TO STUDY DELIVERY OF TELEMEDICINE SERVICES TO LOW-INCOME, UNINSURED RESIDENTS LIVING WITH A CHRONIC CONDITION
Giving Health, a Georgia based nonprofit, provides no cost telemedicine services including zero copay medical consultations and a discount prescription drug program to low-income uninsured clients in Georgia. Working in close collaboration with free and charitable clinics, food pantries, community health workers, and other non-profits, Giving Health’s service removes longstanding affordability and physical access barriers to healthcare in underserved communities.
“Today’s announcement marks a critical milestone for Giving Health,” said Michael Giglio, Giving Health’s Executive Director. “Giving Health is excited to partner with the Rollins School of Public Health and its Executive Master of Public Health Program. Together, we will identify opportunities for expanding our current program to allow for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of chronic conditions affecting clients who do not have a primary care home and as a result are not accessing the care they need,” said Giglio.
The Executive Master of Public Health (EMPH) program at the Rollins School of Public Health is also excited to have its EMPH students participate in this practicum. “Working alongside Giving Health, students will explore the practical application of health care technology in the treatment of patients with chronic conditions who live outside of the current healthcare system,” said Laura Lloyd, EMPH Applied Practice Experience Advisor. EMPH students will assist with the review of clinical and technical papers, interview of providers who use telemedicine to treat chronic conditions, and development of recommendations on the expansion of Giving Health services.
The study was launched in May and will be completed in October. The study will provide Giving Health a roadmap for treating clients with chronic conditions who lack access to care.
Giving Health Inc. is a Georgia based 501(c)3 nonprofit established in 2019. Its mission is to improve health care access for Georgia’s low-income uninsured residents through the delivery of no-cost telemedicine services. Giving Health’s services are made possible by the generous donations of the Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation, Lattner Family Foundation, CHRIS180, Ida Alice Ryan Charitable Trust, and the Mary Allen Lindsey Brannan Foundation.
The Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) is the public health school of Emory. Founded in 1990, Rollins is ranked 4th in the U.S. for National Institutes of Health funding to schools of Public Health. Rollins has more than 1,100 students pursuing master's degrees and over 150 students pursuing doctorate degrees. The school comprises six departments: Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Science (BSHES), Biostatistics and Informatics (BIOS), Environmental Health (EH), Epidemiology (EPI), Global Health (GH), and Health Policy and Management (HPM), as well as an Executive MPH program (EMPH).
THIS PROGRAM IS NOT INSURANCE. Giving Health’s program is not insurance coverage and does not meet the minimum creditable coverage requirements under the Affordable Care Act
GIVING HEALTH INC OCT 1st 2019
GIVING HEALTH INC INTRODUCES ITS GROUNDBREAKING FREE TELEHEALTH SOLUTION IN ATLANTA GA.
Innovative Telehealth Model Provides Uninsured Individuals & Families in Need with On-Demand 24/7 Access to Physicians or Counselors from Anywhere, for FREE.
Giving Health, a Georgia based nonprofit, is providing Atlanta’s working poor and uninsured a Free telehealth solution to address the critical national healthcare problem of access to quality, affordable healthcare. According to the US Census, 28.5 million people have NO healthcare insurance, with Georgia accounting for more than 1.3 million. “I’ve been guiding healthcare foundations for nearly 5 decades in transacting billions of dollars to open, close, and combine hospitals. I’ve seen no solution that rivals what Giving Health can do in addressing the longstanding barriers that are adversely impacting healthcare access for underserved communities in such an effective and scalable manner” states Giving Health Chairman David Whelan.
A recent Kaiser Family Foundation study concluded, people without insurance coverage have worse access to care than people who are insured. One in five uninsured adults went without needed medical care due to cost. The uninsured are less likely than those with insurance to receive preventive care and services for major health conditions and chronic diseases.
“Our telehealth solution provides medical, mental health, and discounted prescription services. It’s really easy to use. Patients can access care by phone, or as a face-to-face consultation via the internet or mobile device” states COO Michael Giglio. “We are proud to deliver on demand access to a network of Georgia licensed Physicians and Counselors, who are available live 24/7 - 365 days a year, within a matter of minutes”.
A successful one year pilot program in cooperation with Good Samaritan Health Center, and the Veterans Empowerment Organization concluded in 2018. Giving Health and its community partners will next focus on raising funds to provide its free telehealth service to an additional estimated 20,000 uninsured individuals and families living in Atlanta. The sponsor cost to fund this service for a family of up to 8 members will be a tax deductible donation of only $99 which provides unlimited on-demand access for one year. A public sponsorship campaign and crowdfund will kick off on November 1st to raise these funds.
Giving Health is working with partners like Good Samaritan Health Center of Atlanta and the Westside Health Collaborative to identify individuals and families in need who can benefit from this program. Giving Health will also allow uninsured members of the Atlanta community to register themselves for Free, beginning in October, through a simple mobile text registration process or by registering on the organization’s website; www.GivingHealth.org
“Our goal is to effectively enable families to take back control of their own health and well-being. Our solution will address healthcare access challenges that are adversely impacting underserved communities all across America - one family at time – beginning right here in Atlanta.” David Whelan CEO Giving Health Inc..
Giving Health Inc. is a Georgia based 501 (c)3 Nonprofit corporation established in 2019. Its mission is to develop innovative technologies and strategies to provide quality health care access to underserved individuals and families in need throughout the United States. Collaborations with Atlanta nonprofits like Good Samaritan Health Center, Veterans Empowerment Organization, and Westside on the Rise will help to build on the successful 2018 pilot program as the organization continues to expand its services and the communities it serves.
THIS PROGRAM IS NOT INSURANCE. The program is not insurance coverage and does not meet the minimum creditable coverage requirements under the Affordable Care Act.
GIVING HEALTH INC OCT 20th 2019
Scott Tatro (CDO)
Georgia Nonprofit Giving Health Inc., Partners with Industry Leading Telehealth Innovator – MyTelemedicine.
Giving Health and MyTelemedicine join together to provide 1000 FREE Telehealth memberships to individuals and families-in-need in Atlanta, Ga.
Giving Health, a Georgia based nonprofit, announced this week that it has received a generous donation that will enable the organization to register and enroll the first 1000 uninsured individuals and families in Atlanta. This free service provides eligible Atlanta residents 24/7 on-demand access to licensed Physicians or Counselors by phone, internet, or smart device, from anywhere at no cost.
The donation was made by MyTelemedicine of McKinney, Texas, a national leader in the delivery of telehealth services to health plans and employer provided benefits to employees. The donation of 1000 telehealth memberships is a vital contribution to ongoing efforts to break down barriers to accessing quality, affordable healthcare. “We are grateful for the leadership team at MyTelemedicine to make this substantial commitment to the health and well-being of our neighbors in need in Georgia. We hope this will spark local business leaders, foundations, and individual donors to come along side and help sponsor more of the 20,000 uninsured individuals and families in our own backyard” states Giving Health Chairman David Whelan. A tax-deductible donation of just $9 per month or $99 a year enables a family of up to 8 members to have unlimited access for an entire year. Tax deductible donations can be made at www.GivingHealth.org
The roll out of this program follows a 2-year development cycle by Giving Health and its nonprofit partners, which include Good Samaritan Health Center of Atlanta, the Veterans Empowerment Organization, and Westside Health Collaborative. According to Giving Health COO Michael Giglio, “We couldn't be where we are today without the considerable support and assistance of our community partners and MyTelemedicine. We are breaking new ground together as we strive to reshape how healthcare can be accessed in underserved communities."
“Our organization is proud to have been selected by Giving Health as their national telehealth partner. Our focus on innovation through technology has helped establish MyTelemedicine as one of the nation’s premier telehealth service providers. We also believe that innovation is facilitated and even accelerated through community partnerships that help us adapt our telehealth solutions directly to the needs of the end user. MyTelemedicine is excited to work with Giving Health to improve health outcomes by transforming how healthcare is accessed by individuals and families in need in Georgia" states founder and CEO of MyTelemedicine Rey Colon.
About Giving Health:
Giving Health Inc. is a Georgia based 501 (c)3 Nonprofit corporation established in 2019. Its mission is to develop innovative technologies and strategies to provide access to quality health care to underserved individuals and families in need throughout the United States. Collaborations with Atlanta nonprofits like Good Samaritan Health Center, Veterans Empowerment Organization, and Westside on the Rise will help to build on the successful 2018 pilot program as the organization continues to expand its services and the communities it serves.
MyTelemedicine is a Digital Healthcare Technology company that developed a proprietary, HIPAA-compliant telemedicine platform built in the IBM Cloud that allows healthcare providers to consult with patients remotely. Our Advanced API technology allows third parties to integrate and offer a customized telemedicine experience to support their brand identity. Physicians can perform on-demand consultations with members anywhere via telephone and video technology. Patients receive advice, recommendations, and a diagnosis, which may include a prescription for common illnesses. For more information please visit www.mytelemedicine.com