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INSPIRING HEALTH Fall 2013 a publication of
INSPIRING HEALTH
Fall 2013
a publication of

Dental MASH Outreach

If

you ask any of the patients or dentists at our first Dental M*A*S*H*

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Unit Outreach, they’ll probably tell you it went well. But behind

the scenes there was a flurry of activity to make this an incredibly successful collaboration. Organizing and preparing 15 dentists, 10 hygienists and dozens of assistants and students to serve over 60 patients was no small task. Compiling patient charts and x-rays,

Transformed Lives

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Obam(A.C.A.)re Impact

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No Cash? No Problem

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labeling borrowed equipment, prepping dental trays

there was

a

huge amount of work involved. In fact, final preparations for the

a huge amount of work involved. In fact, final preparations for the

outreach actually started the day before as S&S Dental tested the 30 dental chairs at the Carrington College dental unit to ensure that they were operational. With the groundwork laid, everybody was ready to go as the brisk fall morning broke on September 27th.

By the Numbers

Linnea Collins – who conceived the Dental MASH and got it funded – welcomed the professionals and staff, as well as students from Carrington College and College of Western Idaho who served as assistants. Patients started registering at 7:45, the chairs began to fill up and doctors – some from as far away as Sun Valley – went to work. There was a constant stream of patients for four hours, with the dental work wrapping up around 1 p.m.

More than 80 staff, volunteers and students worked together to

People don’t usually smile immediately after dental work, but words were enough to tell the story as patients stopped to write Thank You notes for the care they received:

serve 62 patients with 276 restorative, surgical,

“I take care of my mom so I don’t have a job. This is my lifeline.”serve 62 patients with 276 restorative, surgical,

“The most excellent dental experience I have ever had!” 

 

preventative or periodontal procedures valued at $38,700 donated to patients.

“I wouldn’t have been able to go anywhere else without this – that’s why my teeth have gotten so bad.”preventative or periodontal procedures valued at $38,700 donated to patients.

 
 

All of the 62 patients served that day had been pre-screened, x-rayed and had a treatment plan prepared for them at the Garden City Community Clinic. Consequently, there were no surprises when the doctors and hygienists went to work after enjoying donated coffee and scones from Moxie Java.

“I was extremely nervous and crying, but my dentist and his helper were perfect and very professional.”after enjoying donated coffee and scones from Moxie Java. We are so grateful for the collaboration

and his helper were perfect and very professional.” We are so grateful for the collaboration of

We are so grateful for the collaboration of Carrington, CWI, the Idaho State Dental Association, Burkhart Dental Supply, Patterson Dental, Henry-Schein and S&S Dental. United Way of Treasure Valley helped pave the way with a Flex Fund grant of $8,000 for the day. Additional funding came as part of Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation and Saint Alphonsus dental expansion grants. Atlas Resell Management and Moxie Java provided food and the Riverside Hotel donated three rooms for out-of-town dentists. We plan to work with our partners to repeat the event in April.

for out-of-town dentists. We plan to work with our partners to repeat the event in April.
for out-of-town dentists. We plan to work with our partners to repeat the event in April.

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Transformed Lives

Transformed Lives Culvert Project is on the Road By Tracy Ritter, Burangi Project Director Once again,

Culvert Project is on the Road

By Tracy Ritter, Burangi Project Director

Once again, it was so encouraging to be in Burangi in September. Our friends there recognize opportunities and take advantage of them quickly. The people seized the opportunity to clear 10 miles of bush and now the funding from a Rotary Global Grant is adding culverts, making their road accessible year-round. They are building their clinic and, with time, a quality medical facility will be available for the treatment and prevention of illnesses. They value the benefits of clean water and sanitation so they are diligently filtering water and using pit latrines. There has been a lot of positive change in Burangi:

Water-borne illness is on the declineThere has been a lot of positive change in Burangi: Farmer cooperatives are organized Crop yields

Farmer cooperatives are organizedchange in Burangi: Water-borne illness is on the decline Crop yields are increasing Incomes are rising

Crop yields are increasingillness is on the decline Farmer cooperatives are organized Incomes are rising The culvert construction should

Incomes are risingFarmer cooperatives are organized Crop yields are increasing The culvert construction should be completed by December.

The culvert construction should be completed by December. I was thrilled to witness the huge earthmovers paving the way for these people to have a sustainable future. Now we are raising $15,000 so the community can finish building the clinic walls. After that, another grant will complete the interior – electricity, plumbing, etc. – then the District Ministry of Health will supply the medical staff. You can quickly see that this step-by-step, logical process is empowering the people of Burangi to be self-sufficient and improve their living conditions.

“I will not be a patient any longer…” Healthy Transformations Steve Van Vorce – diabetic
“I will not be a patient any longer…”
Healthy Transformations
Steve Van Vorce – diabetic patient who graduated
We are so delighted to offer more
opportunities to teach local patients in
Boise how to transform their lives.
1. In conjunction with the Idaho Foodbank,
we now offer a Cooking Matters class
that puts 12 patients in the kitchen with
a chef. Through food prep instruction,
menu creation and grocery budgeting,
this eight-week course helps patients
find better ways to eat.
2. Lilly Diabetes monthly diabetes
education class at the clinic, is providing
education to first-time and ongoing
insulin users. (We were all taken aback
when we found that none of the patients
in the first class even knew whether their
insulin was rapid or long-acting!) A lot
of camaraderie developes as patients
share diabetes care tips with each other.
The diabetes education provided by our
health professionals is invaluable.
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care tips with each other. The diabetes education provided by our health professionals is invaluable. 2.

Preparing for the Impact of “Obam(A.C.A.)re”

While everybody is pointing fingers at the failed launch of the healthcare.gov website for enrolling people in health care exchanges, it does not change the fact that healthcare insurance in America has been permanently affected. Although there are uncertainties about how things will proceed nationally and in the state, the Garden City Community Clinic has been thinking about the ACA’s impact on its population since the law passed in March 2010.

The Factors

The Garden City Community Clinic and Volunteer Physicians Network (VPN) were designed to serve people with no affordable health insurance coverage or access to medical services. Our current eligibility requires a household income to be less than twice the federal poverty line (FPL).

Idaho’s Health Insurance Exchange will provide a marketplace with premium and cost-sharing subsidies for people above the poverty line who have not had traditional access to group health policies or couldn’t afford them.

Idaho legislators declined to pass Medicaid expansion for the state this year and have kicked the issue out until at least the 2015 session. Medicaid expansion would have provided patients below the poverty line access to care. This represents about 40% of Idaho’s uninsured.

Now our clinic and the VPN will begin to assess their policies of serving 100-200% FPL patients who have new access to insurance. We are already collecting feedback from our patients to see how they think new coverage – and associated responsibilities like co-pays – may impact their families. We will also have personnel at the clinic who can educate patients on their new options. As the New Year begins, we will carefully monitor how the change is affecting our patient population, the uptake of new insurance and other local healthcare environmental factors.

Moving towards empowerment

With the need for uninsured access beginning to taper off, we are now leaning hard into the question of how to best empower those for whom basic health remains a challenge. While there is a close correlation between lower-income populations and poor health outcomes, access alone does not solve long-standing health disparities. As the clinic adapts to the changes taking place, we will now re-double our efforts on helping patients develop healthy attitudes, knowledge and behaviors that will affect their long-term well-being. This will require deeper work with our patients than we have ever attempted before but holds potential as a demonstration of what “whole-person” healing can look like. We remain as committed as ever to truly loving those who need this kind of care and attention.

truly loving those who need this kind of care and attention. 12th Annual Faith, Hope &

12th Annual Faith, Hope & Love Dinner and Auction March 2, 2014

Sponsorship opportunities from $625 to $5,000 are available for you or your business. This event provides general support for Genesis World Mission’s various programs, locally and abroad.

To inquire or commit to a sponsorship, please contact Barbara Mahr at 854-3927.

*To be included on the event invitations, major donors must commit by December 15, 2013.

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community partners.
We have just three months to raise another $8,000
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will match. Help our local programs stay vibrant in the
coming year with your donation of $500 or more.
No Cash? No Problem! Genesis World
Mission has many ways you can support the
organization through tax-deductible in-kind
donations.
Recent Grants and Corporate Gifts
Individual Donations
Used Cars – through an arrangement with
Idaho Youth Ranch used auto sales, you can
now donate a used vehicle and Genesis gets
a commission check when it sells.
Stocks and Insurance Policies – there
Garden City Community Clinic
Pacific Source Foundation for
Health Improvement, $20,000
Bernie & Warren McCain Fund
in the Idaho Community
Foundation, $1,000
United Way of Treasure Valley,
$8,000
are multiple ways to transfer both liquid
and non-liquid assets that strengthen our
balance sheet.
IDACORP Employees Fund, $680
Airline Miles – several airlines allow
customers to donate miles to charities,
which we can use as part of auction items
or to defer domestic or international travel
costs.
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