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Unformatted text preview: questions to ask. It is knowing how to call when you have a health concern. It is knowing how to navigate a very complex system. It is understanding the medical language and being able to follow‐up with health care suggestions. That is where CHiP plays an important and necessary role. CHiP provides families with very basic health assessments, broad health education, and health access. We are the case managers that help families make the health care system work for them. We assist families in looking at all their options for health care. We encourage and often demonstrate how to call and either make an appointment or ask for help. We help families organize their thoughts and questions before going to an appointment. We assist them in understanding what is involved with the medical follow‐up. We have staff trained to help families specifically navigate the Affordable Care Act. We provide transportation as is necessary and/or help them look at alternative transportation. Another way we improve access to health care is by providing education and community opportunities for medical and nursing students. By improving the medical provider’s knowledge of low income families in our c...
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This homework help was uploaded on 03/04/2014 for the course PPOL 4770 taught by Professor Martin during the Spring '11 term at UVA.

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