Through a generous grant via the United Health Foundation and in cooperation with KC Care Clinic, CHC of Wyandotte County’s Community Health Worker initiative seeks to improve health across Wyandotte County. From time to time, we want to showcase some of the success stories from our health workers:
“I was brought into an appointment by the health provider at the Duchesne Clinic. Patient had been urgently referred to several specialists through WYJO after having found kidney stones, a mass in the uterus, and reoccurring and constant urinary tract infections, but had stopped going to all doctors and primary care about 7 months prior.
Patient had trouble remembering and had previously been accompanied to appointments by different family members. The patient was at appointment with their youngest daughter. I, the daughter, and the patient then made an agreement to work together to get patient to all appointments.
Along with me, the patient’s family have since been consistently going to appointments. The patient’s daughter and I communicate a lot about upcoming appointments, and this patient has since been scheduled for kidney stones removal and a biopsy for the mass through WYJO Cares.”
Zamira Faire Salas is a community health worker who serves Wyandotte County’s English and Spanish speaking communities.