Summit is working with The Rural Institute and The Centers for Disease Control on a project designed to increase the awareness and knowledge of people with disabilities of the benefits of routine health screenings, and accessible health services available at Community Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics. The project will also provide CHC and RHC management with action plans and resource information for improving access for people with disabilities.
Summit’s role in this project is to perform the access assessments at 16 CHC’c and RHC’s located in Western Montana. So far assessments have been completed for clinics in Missoula, Hamilton, Thompson Falls, Plains, Hot Springs, Troy, and two in Libby. We are planning assessments at Eureka, Kalispell, Bull River, Superior, Ronan, Polson, St. Ignatius, and another in Thompson Falls. Hopefully we will be able to get them done before the snow flies!!