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Michelle’s Place Partners with IEHP

Michelle’s Place is pleased to announce the recent partnership with Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) to further provide support for patient navigation services to individuals impacted by breast cancer over the next three years.

Since its inception in 1990, patient navigation has evolved as a strategy to improve outcome in vulnerable populations by eliminating barriers to timely diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other chronic diseases. The health care industry and community-based organizations are initiating patient navigation programs – to help patients, on a personal level, navigate their diagnosis for the best possible outcome.

Michelle’s Place is a full-service breast cancer resource center providing free resources to women and families impacted by breast cancer, including patient navigation services. The need for navigation services has far exceeded expectations when the program was first implemented at Michelle’s Place over a decade ago. Now with the support from the largest healthcare provider in the Inland Empire (IEHP), Michelle’s Place can provide further assistance to individuals to help remove the obstacles patients can encounter in accessing or receiving breast cancer treatment.

“Michelle’s Place is thrilled to have joined IEHP to provide patient navigation services to women and their families in the Inland Empire,” said Kim Goodnough, Executive Director of Michelle’s Place. “IEHP’s commitment to their members and care and concern for their well-being demonstrates the kind of organization that Michelle’s Place wants to partner with.  We look forward to working with their team.“

Michelle’s Place and IEHP are committed to providing patient navigation positions to help patients traverse the often-confusing medical system and overwhelming diagnosis. Navigation programs have proven to increase patient participation in cancer screening and adherence to diagnostic follow-up care after the detection of an abnormality, therefore improving the quality of health care among patients served.

IEHP, Inland Empire Health Plan, is a not-for-profit Medi-Cal and Medicare health plan located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. With a network of over 5,000 providers and more than 1,800 employees, IEHP serves nearly 1.25 million residents in Riverside and San Bernardino counties who are enrolled in Medi-Cal or Cal MediConnect Plan (Medicare). Through a dynamic partnership with providers, award-winning service and innovative products, IEHP is fully committed to providing members with quality, accessible and wellness based healthcare services.

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