Safety Net

Goal: Define the scope of the problem of access in SC and the need for safety net providers after the implementation of PPACA; identify all safety net providers impacted by the legislation; ensure that new resources are garnered to expand and support the system of Federally Qualified Health Centers in South Carolina; explore opportunities for partnerships for funding opportunities among FQHCs, free clinics, and hospitals; understand the new requirements and implications for hospitals in the legislation, specifically related to the development of common standards for both non-profit and for-profit hospitals related to community benefit, debt collection, and community health assessments; explore opportunities for collaboration among safety net providers; clarify and define the segments of communities that need safety net providers; and do more to inform the community about safety net resources.

Chair: Bunnie Lempesis Ward, United Way of the Midlands

IMPH Staff: Maya Pack