Southern Prairie Community Care gets grantMONTEVIDEO — Southern Prairie Community Care, a collaboration of 12 southwest Minnesota counties, has received an $85,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
MONTEVIDEO — Southern Prairie Community Care, a collaboration of 12 southwest Minnesota counties, has received an $85,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation. The grant allows Southern Prairie Community Care to expand local health care reform efforts, developing a “rural” model of care which will increase quality and lower cost.
Southern Prairie Community Care has focused its efforts on better alignment of medical and community-based services to improve area citizens’ quality of life and decrease the overall cost of government funded health care and community-based programs. This service delivery network will assure quality care, with a focus on the importance of primary care, prevention and early intervention strategies in overall cost containment.
“We’re designing a system that will allow us to more effectively coordinate care and support services with our local health care and social service providers,” said Norm Holmen, SPCC board chair and a Cottonwood County commissioner. “We believe this new model will improve health outcomes for our residents and reduce the cost of government health care programs.”
Southern Prairie Community Care plans to provide services to program enrollees beginning Jan. 1, 2014.