Medical Programming with Community Health Partners
What is Medical Programming?
Community Health Partners is a one-of-a-kind approach to health care. By bringing together medical and fitness professionals to help individuals achieve the best possible health care and overall quality of life, we are moving the needle on chronic disease management.
By partnering with physicians, together we can work to:
Lower healthcare cost as patients become more involved in community programming and services and less time in hospitals, ERs, and medical clinics
Engage patients across the continuum of care addressing primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention
Improve the patient experience as they keep their “care” in a more uplifting community setting
Provide financial assistance for those who have a medical need to access the YMCA
Provide programs and services that are evidence-based or based on research that show positive effects on symptomology of disease, increase functional ability, acquire self-management techniques and maintain or improve independent living
What is a MPI & What do they do?
A medical program instructor is a Community Health Partners, LLC. staff person with additional training so they can work with members/populations that have complex medical histories or health risk. Medical program instructors have a variety of job duties which include: meeting with members for health coaching appointments, performing assessments for medically based classes, program documentation, and leading evidence based MP education and exercise classes.
Medical Programming (MP) is an accumulation of processes that aim to address the needs of those who demonstrate health risk or disease. MP is designed to assist members with medical needs safely and effectively exercise within the YMCA and improve or maintain their health.
The Medical Program Process:
Community Health Partners, LLC. receives the physician referral. Front office staff calls and schedules the patient for a physical therapy evaluation. The evaluation delves into the unique needs and goals of each person and results in a plan of action that ensures safe exercise and addresses specific functional limitations and health risks. The physician receives the result of the initial evaluation sent by the PT. The patient may be seen for 1-2 more visits with the physical therapist to learn their individualized exercise programs. The patient then becomes a YMCA member and is able to utilize all the YMCA of Greater Des Moines locations.