A compassionate touch or a dignified encounter can be more healing than the provision of a medicine. Our staff have designed their delivery system to best meet the needs of their patients and clients. They work in teams that include primary care providers, behavioral health specialists, and social workers. It also requires working in a location that is most accessible to the patients in need, whether it be a free clinic or an encampment that requires hiking down with a backpack full of medications.
Backpack medicine allows the program to treat the most marginalized patients who have the greatest needs. In addition, backpack medicine enables providers to diagnose and treat medical and psychiatric conditions at an earlier stage. This helps to prevent more severe medical complications like AIDS, diabetes, hypertension and also avoids unnecessary health care costs in medical and psychiatric emergency room visits in the future.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Jae Edgar Bennett
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER - Allen Greiner, MD, MPH
MEDICAL DIRECTOR - Alison M. Scholes MD, MCHM, FACEP
STREET OUTREACH COORDINATOR - Bobbie Meyer, CHW
MEDICAL TEAM LEAD - Tara Jackson, APRN
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - Matt Loehr, PhD, MSW, LCSW