Saving the Safety Net

27 Nov, 2011

This episode aired on Sunday November 27, 2011. You can listen to this episode in its entirety on WYSO.org or download the free podcast on our iTunes page!

In our unstable economy, job loss is many times accompanied by loss of health insurance.  Many clinics step up to take on the task of helping these and other uninsured patients navigate the healthcare system during this time of uncertainty.  Reach Out Dayton is one such clinic that has not only taken on this task, but also assumes the responsibility of providing a teaching atmosphere for medical students from Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Dr. Sherlock discusses many aspects of Reach Out Dayton, including funding, which has taken a significant cut recently due to healthcare changes at the federal level. In addition, she discusses the amount of volunteers that it takes to make Reach Out a possibility.  Dr. Sherlock’s passion for the clinic and all the patients they serve is very much apparent in her comments with the Radio Rounds team during this episode.

Students from the Boonshoft School of Medicine have stepped up to help Reach Out keep their doors open by helping to organize a benefit dinner and silent auction.  If you would like to join the students and help benefit Reach Out, email Ayesha Ashai at ashai.2@wright.edu.

To learn more about Reach Out Dayton, visit www.daytonreachout.org.

Remember, as always, the free-to-download podcast of this episode (and all past episodes) can be found on our iTunes page! And you can listen to this episode in its entirety on WYSO.org!

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