On October 19, 2023 the Hunterdon Health Foundation hosted their annual Crystal Evening event at Hamilton Farm Golf Club. The Foundation used the event as an opportunity to recognize individuals and organizations that have significantly contributed to the betterment of Hunterdon Health and the community. goHunterdon was presented with the 2023 “Spirit of Hunterdon” Award for efforts to address the transportation needs of older adult patients to get to non-emergency medical appointments.
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goHunterdon has been awarded $50,000 from the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey for ongoing support of the Hunterdon Health Access Transportation Program.
This is the third allocation awarded to goHunterdon from the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey based on the success of the program which began in 2020. In the three years since the program first launched, more than 2,000 rides have been provided to seniors.
The Hunterdon Health Access Transportation Program provides Uber and Lyft rides for senior patients of Hunterdon Health to get to non-emergency medical appointments. Participants are identified by Home Medical Care Coordinators at more than twenty Hunterdon Health affiliated primary care practices as being at risk for missing needed care due to a lack of transportation.
goHunterdon staff facilitates rides for patients, monitoring each ride in real time, to ensure that participants arrive safely at their destination.
“Lack of transportation has regularly been identified in the Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan as a barrier to healthcare within Hunterdon County,” say Tara Shepherd, goHunterdon Executive Director. “This program meets a very specific transportation need for a specific population within the community,” she notes. “It is providing participants with access to often long delayed medical and preventive care.”
“The program is only possible with the ongoing support of the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey,” says Shepherd.
Since 2004, the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey has aimed to make New Jersey healthier by supporting nonprofit organizations that expand access to health care, remove barriers to good health and improve health equity to increase opportunities for everyone to live their healthiest life possible, no matter who they are or where they live.
For more information about goHunterdon or the Hunterdon Health Access Transportation Program, contact email@example.com
goHunterdon’s Community Mobility Program provides travel training to individuals and small groups interested in learning how to use the Hunterdon County’s LINK Transportation System, NJ TRANSIT Raritan Valley Rail service, local taxis, and ride hailing services Uber and Lyft, safely and confidently.
Participants will learn to how to create an independent travel plan, including identifying the transportation services that are most appropriate for their travel needs and ability, how to read and understand service schedules, plan a trip, request a ride, or download and use rideshare apps. Travel training will also include how get to and from a transit stop, pay fares, purchase tickets, or passes, board and de-board vehicles.
Training is offered to individuals through one-on-one instruction. Small group training is provided using a broader presentation style approach, providing general information. For both individual and small group training, goHunterdon staff will accompany participants on a trial ride.
Hunterdon County residents 18 years and older are eligible to participate in travel training. Individuals under 18 are invited to participate but must have a parent or guardian accompany them. This training is free-of-charge, but participants are required to pay any fares.
For more information, contact Wendy Parcell, Community Mobility Coach, firstname.lastname@example.org
goHunterdon is pleased to announce the publication of an updated Hunterdon County Transportation & Mobility Guide for 2023.
The printed guide provides information on available local transportation services including bus, train, taxis, Uber, Lyft, and medical transportation. The guide also includes updated information on “Park and Ride” facilities and assistance available through goHunterdon’s Community Mobility program.
Guides will be distributed through goHunterdon’s countywide Information Outreach Partner network which includes local municipal buildings, libraries, community centers, non-profit organizations, employer sites, and healthcare offices. Guides will also be available for mailing to individuals upon request.
The publication of the guide is made possible with funding from NJ TRANSIT.
To request a guide or to become an Information Outreach Partner: https://form.jotform.com/goHunterdon/request-for-transportation-brochure
goHunterdon’s Patient Transportation Program reached an impressive milestone last month having facilitated 575 rides for older adults and other vulnerable patients to get to healthcare appointments since it began in 2020. Funded by a grant from the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, the program addresses the needs of patients who have been identified as transportation dependent and at risk of missing appointments. Rides are provided free of charge, using Uber and Lyft. Continue reading “Patient Transportation Program Reaches Milestone of Providing 575 Rides”
Nearly 400 rides have been provided to patients of Hunterdon Healthcare through a grant secured by goHunterdon from the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.
The $50,000 grant is being used to subsidize fares for Lyft rides to the Hunterdon Wound Healing Center and select primary care offices affiliated with Hunterdon Healthcare. Rides are scheduled and monitored by goHunterdon staff. Continue reading “Rides to Medical Appointments Improving Access to Healthcare”
The ability to get to medical appointments is vitally important to improving patient health outcomes, reducing emergency department visits, and hospital readmissions. Continue reading “Grant funded Rides Increasing Access to Healthcare”
goHunterdon recently completed an update to the Hunterdon County Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan (CHSTP) in collaboration with the Hunterdon County Department of Human Services. Continue reading “Demographic Trends and Changing Needs Will Guide County Transportation”
The Hunterdon County Transportation & Mobility guide, published by goHunterdon, has been updated for 2021. The guide contains a list of transportation services serving Hunterdon County and relevant contact information. Services include bus, rail, taxis, transportation networking companies like Lyft, and non-emergency medical transportation. Continue reading “Transportation & Mobility Guide Updated for 2021”
goHunterdon’s Employment Transportation Planning assistance continues to be available to job seekers needing transportation to get to work. goHunterdon’s Community Mobility Coordinator is available to “meet” with job seekers via phone or Zoom video conference to discuss individual needs, discuss available transportation options, how to use services, and establish a transportation budget. Continue reading “Employment Transportation Planning Available to Job Seekers”