Flagler Cares and Flagler Health+ Care Connect announced today the formation of Care Connect+ Flagler County, a strategic alliance established to expand and enhance the social health services available to residents of Flagler County.
By integrating Flagler Health+ Care Connect’s unified intake and referral process with Flagler Cares’ coordinated case management, Flagler County residents will benefit from increased access, collaboration and coordination of resources. Key to this strategy is the expansion of Flagler Health+ Care Connect’s electronic case management and referral system and the development of the Flagler County Provider Network.
“The current COVID-19 pandemic has broadened and accelerated the social health needs of many people in our community, while also uncovering areas where Flagler Cares needs to place added focus,” said Flagler Cares Executive Director, Carrie Baird. “By leveraging Care Connect+’s technology and resources, we can provide faster, more robust services to our community in a time when they need it most.”
Research continues to highlight that social and environmental factors, known as social determinants of health, are responsible for up to 60% of an individual’s overall health and wellbeing. Flagler Health+ Care Connect includes a network of 50 community-based organizations that address social determinants with concentrated efforts around homelessness, youth behavioral health and volunteerism.
“This alliance with Flagler Cares supports our vision to advance the physical, social and economic health of the very special communities we serve,” added Jason Barrett, CEO of Flagler Health+. “We have a long history of serving the residents of Flagler County and look forward to expanding that relationship through this alliance and in other ways. “
Residents affected by COVID-19 with immediate needs for assistance with food, rental navigation and understanding the unemployment application process can reach Care Connect+ Flagler County by calling 904-819-3094 or completing the Get Connected form at www.careconnectplus.com.