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2-1-1′s Healthcare Services Program serves as a single access point information and referral system for Broward County, connecting anyone to available health services in a timely, compassionate and efficient manner. Trained counselors can provide callers with healthcare information such as local clinics, dental care, pre-natal care for pregnant women, prescription assistance, children’s healthcare issues, cancer prevention, treatment and support services, etc.
2-1-1 Broward partners with Memorial Healthcare System to offer the HITS Program which is designed to connect uninsured callers with health care. Callers are linked with Memorial’s outreach workers for enrollment into primary and preventive care programs.
If you or someone you know is uninsured, call 2-1-1 to speak with a Counselor about HITS
TOUCH – Transforming Our Community’s Health
2-1-1 Broward is one of 30 community organizations andcoalitions collaborating and supporting the TransformingOur Community’s Health (TOUCH) Initiative. This community-wide effort aimsto reduce health disparities and improve the health and well-being of theresidents, commuters, and workers of Broward County. 2-1-1 Broward will maintain a comprehensive database of communityresources for residents, so that they can get connected to the programs thatcan help them live healthy lives.
The goals of TOUCH focus on supporting public health efforts toreduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce healthdisparities, and control health care spending. Each of the community partnersare working in one of four strategic directions:
- Tobacco Free Living
- Active Living and Healthy Eating
- High Quality Clinical and Preventive Services
- Healthy and Safe Physical Environment
Strategies include prevention and raising awareness of theeffects of exposure to secondhand smoke; providing opportunities for physicalactivity and healthy foods by increasing access to healthy foods through urbanfarms, community gardens and farmers’ markets; implementation ofPatient-Centered Medical Homes and systems for Panel Management to controlchronic conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes;and to develop safer streets for all users including those who walk, usewheelchairs, bike, drive and use public transportation.