CASE MANAGEMENT

Most of SEGCP case-management activities are implemented by volunteer community workers or community navigators.  These  community navigators are  trusted members of or have an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship has enabled SEGCP to serve as a liaison between health and social services and the community. This  facilitates access to services and improves the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.  SEGCP  CHW  are representatives of the community, therefore they help achieve  results that other professionals cannot. 

SEGCP community workers also have built individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as:

  • outreach
  • community education
  • informal counseling
  • social support
  • advocacy
  • care coordination/ referral to other agencies
  • transportation
 

A Dream Comes True

Fifteen years ago  Mexican national, Panuncio Garcia-Pacheco, settled in Toombs County, Georgia where he found jobs raking pine straw and picking blueberries. Like many undocumented immigrants who come to the US looking for work, he gradually lost touch with his family. By all accounts, the 65-year-old was a quiet and friendly man.
     For many years Panuncio  dreamed of returning home to Tamaulipas, Mexico. But when he was diagnosed this summer with congestive heart failure, that dream seemed beyond hope. Doctors at the Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia said his body was slowly drowning due to fluid build-up in his lungs. When his condition was deemed incurable, the decision was made to transfer him to hospice care  read more