What is SNAP Ride to Health?
SNAP’s transportation and health services are evolving as we are continually adding or expanding programs under the umbrella of SNAP Ride to Health. Many of our programs employ a Community Health Worker (CHWs) to improve social determinants of health. We also have an ever-expanding Volunteer Driver program offering transportation for seniors and individuals living with disabilities.
SPOKANE RIDE TO HEALTH SERVICES
Here is a quick primer of many of the services offered through SNAP Ride to Health:
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER (CHW)
SNAP’s CHW’s are not medical providers, but are trusted and knowledgeable frontline personnel who typically come from the communities they serve with the goal of bridging cultural and linguistic barriers, expanding access to coverage and care, and improving health outcomes by focusing on whole person health.
We have partnered with the CHAS 1st Steps team to provide transportation for clients who are pregnant or have recently had a baby and have limited or no access to transportation. Not only do our CHW’s provide transportation to these moms and babies but we have recently expanded our services, made possible through a grant from the Women Helping Women fund, to include needs assessments as well as assistance with referrals and access to other resources in the community to meet the needs of these families.
SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH (SDOH)
SNAP Ride to Health has partnered with CHAS in the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Program in efforts to address barriers to care and quality of life for CHAS patients. The SDOH program provides clients; appointment reminders, transportation to appointments, access to food, as well as assistance overcoming other barriers to whole person health. Assessment and eligibility for the SDOH program is determined by a CHAS healthcare provider.
The SNAP Affordable Housing COVID Recovery Program is a proactive program specifically designed to help residents in SNAP Owned Affordable Housing Properties who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. A SNAP Community Health Worker (CHW) works closely with these residents to assist and guide them to community resources to help address a variety of social determinants of heath needs. Some of the support offered includes; transportation, food security, rental assistance, energy assistance, referrals to resources to address mental and/or physical health needs.
COVID-19 CARE COORDINATION
In collaboration with Better Health Together and the Washington State Department of Health we provide health and social services to support individuals who are in isolation and quarantine as a result of a positive COVID-19 test. By offering this assistance we can make it possible for people that have COVID-19 to stay home and stop the spread of the virus. The services that are offered to these individuals while in isolation or quarantine include; delivery of personal protective equipment, delivery of emergency food boxes as well as a fresh food/grocery order and delivery. We can also offer financial assistance to these individuals for rent, mortgage, or utilities.
We can assist clients with their food security needs, by providing them a ride to a grocery store or food bank. Please reach out to Aimee Moses for more information on this: 509-319-3050 or email@example.com.
SNAP Neighbors on the Go:
SNAP’s Neighbors on the Go program is designed to serve Spokane County residents 65+ years of age and/or persons living with disabilities, who otherwise would not qualify or be able to utilize public transportation options.
Riders are able to request rides for medical related transportation needs such as attending an appointment with a Primary Care Physician or picking up a prescription at their local pharmacy.
SNAP is looking for exceptional individuals in the Spokane area to commit to improving medical access to the most vulnerable members of our community by Volunteering to be a Driver. Follow the links below to find out more about being a rider or a volunteer driver for Neighbors on the GO!
For more information about our Neighbors on the Go Volunteer Driver program contact Joe Lachnit –firstname.lastname@example.org, or 509-590-3716
In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, SNAP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin. For more information on your rights or the procedures to file a discrimination complaint, or to request this information in an accessible format, please contact the EEO Officer at (509) 456-7627, or SNAP’s Whistalks Way Office located 3102 W. Whistalks Way Drive Spokane, WA 99224.
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