Assistant Professor in the School of Social Sciences and Director of the Applied Research and Education Center, Melissa Fry, was recently quoted in a story by the News & Tribune about plans to fulfill the local homeless population’s medical needs.
Lifespring Health Systems, a company providing care for those with mental illness or addiction in 15 facilities in six counties across Southern Indiana, is hoping for support from the Jeffersonville City Council to fund a federally qualified health center. Operating on a sliding fee scale, the center would provide free services to patients at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.
Lifespring worked with a local homeless task force to determine the needs of the homeless in the community. Fry, a member of the task force, is studying community-based services for Southern Indiana’s impoverished population, and sees tremendous benefit in bringing a federally qualified health center to this side of the river.
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