Leadership Impact Award
The Leadership Impact Award recognizes efforts of an individual or organization that has advanced the mission and philosophy of Health Partnership and has contributed leadership expertise in the promotion of HPC, health care and wellness in the communities served by the clinic.
In 2015, Olathe Health, Olathe Fire Department and Health Partnership established a Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) program. Together, we have worked diligently to provide direct patient care with same day appointments and chronic disease follow up care to reduce overuse of the Emergency Room and 911 services. Because of this innovative program, we have been able to help thousands of underserved Olathe residents who are frequent 911 callers, people with chronic diseases or elderly or disabled individuals trying to live independently. The team also works with individuals experiencing homelessness and educates school children. The MIT team includes Whitney Venegoni, APRN, FNP-C and Kevin Harris, MIH/Firefighter/Paramedic.
Under Chief Jeff DeGraffenreid’s leadership and the ongoing support of Olathe Health, we have been able to match people with the right resources at the right time. The MIH team performs medical assessments, determines needs and helps connect patients with the appropriate care solutions in the community. A Health Partnership nurse practitioner is part of the team. The goal is to help residents navigate health and community resources and establish a medical home at our clinic.