The SIM grant's purpose is to improve system performance and quality of care while decreasing
"Looking at (southeast
Tanumihardjo left his position as a research assistant and coordinator
With a background in public health, he will address social health determinants by coordinating and building upon existing community programs.
"What I found a passion in is what can I do that's not clinically based that would be more focused on strategies and interventions and building capacities within communities to make them healthier," Tanumihardjo said.
Subcommittees have been developed to help address each of these areas.
"We'll be utilizing data to analyze how we want to integrate certain programs and interventions as well as try to incorporate evidence-based research into the programs," Tanumihardjo said.
He has been talking with the
He also has been collaborating with Bridges out of Poverty coordinators
"One thing I really liked about coming into this community was that I don't need to develop a program that focuses on youth mentoring. I don't need to develop a program that deals with drug dependency and assistance in this area. Those programs exist here. And really, just trying to communicate with them will improve the whole process," he said.
While Tanumihardjo is pleased with the community's existing social services, he said one area in which southeast
For more information about community services or to get involved, call Tanumijardjo at (319) 768-4025 or email [email protected].
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