Partnership Application & Screening PROTocol

Partnership Application
Any health-related organization requesting to meet with residents in a common area of a CHA building must complete a partnership application for CHA review/approval.  The protocol and the application are accessible via CHA’s web site (www.thecha.org) or by contacting CHA Senior Services (312-913-7164).  Property Managers, Resident Service Coordinators along with CHA Resident Services and Property Office staff will be notified of the protocol.

All partnership applications will be reviewed by a committee for approval/denial for partnership. The committee will be coordinated by Resident Services, with membership from Asset Management and a representative of the Senior Housing Advisory Council (SHAC).

Applications must be completed using the fillable PDF function and then printed and signed; hand-written applications will not be reviewed and will be returned. 

Partnership Approval
A letter will be issued within 45 days of receipt of the application, approving the partnership application and outlining expectations of services to be provided.  The letter will include a section on acceptable/unacceptableactivities.

A list of approved partners will be maintained by Resident Services and distributed to SHAC and Resident Service Coordinators and published on CHA’s website with regular updates.

Scheduling of approved organizations will be based on resident interest, availability of space and time and property staff capacity to promote and host the event. Properties/RSCs will keep Resident Services informed of scheduled presentations and alert them to any issues that may arise.

Approved Partnerships are valid for up to 2 years. Upon expiration, any updates to the application must be submitted and reviewed for renewal.

Partnership Denial
A letter will be issued within 45 days of receipt of the application, denying the partnership application and outlining the reasons for denial.

Denied partnership applicants may request a second review within 45 days of the date of CHA’s denial letter. The request for a second review should be made in writing. The letter should include a response to the reasons for denial and sent to:

Chicago Housing Authority
Resident Services
60 E Van Buren, 10th floor
Chicago, IL 60605
ATT: Senior Services

Second Review
Within 60 days of receipt of a written request, CHA will conduct a second review.  In addition to reconsideration by the Committee, CHA’s review may include an additional background check.   A final recommendation will be reviewed for concurrence by CHA’s Chief Resident Services Officer, and Chief Property Officer.

Following the second review, a final letter will be issued approving or denying the partnership application. No further appeals will be accepted. No new applications will be accepted for one (1) year from the date of final decision.

Health Partnership Guidelines

Acceptable  - Examples

Not acceptable - Examples

Who is eligible?

Health-related organizations, including direct service providers and insurers. 

Does not apply to for-profit insurers or businesses other than those that are health-related. 

What services can be provided?

Each partner’s presentation is to be a part of one of the building’s health-related events.  General information and non-invasive screenings such as blood pressure screening or pharmaceutical consultation.

Invasive screenings (e.g.; involving puncture of skin or collection of bodily fluids); enrollment, sales or solicitation of any type.

Can gifts or incentives be offered?

Sponsored resident activities (e.g.; lunch; bingo or raffle prizes)   Give-aways with logo. Guideline: $25/participant per event.

Staff who work for, or whose organization is funded by, CHA, may not benefit from or accept any gifts or incentives.  Resident incentives for referring or enrolling others are not permitted.

If approved, when will my organization be scheduled?

Once approved, actual scheduling of a specific topic/event in a CHA building will be determined between the building’s Resident Service Coordinator or Property Manager based on resident interest, availability of space and time and property staff capacity to promote and host an event. 

The partner may not come in for a one time or regularly scheduled table availability.  In order to provide additional services not proposed/approved in the application, partners must contact CHA Resident Services for additional approval. Any partner providing services that are not acceptable will be removed immediately from the approved partner list.

 

HEALTH Partnership Application

Click here to download

Approved CHA Health Partners (as of Sept. 1, 2016)
(see Health Partnership Application Protocol for acceptable activities)

Organization

Proposed Activities

Alpha Omega Business Development
Carol Levy
847-204-1135
Alphaomega_cal@yahoo.com

Serve during scheduled events; Home Health Care presentations; provide giveaways; distribute promotional materials.

Georgia Doty HIV and Hepatitis 
Community Outreach
Don Doty, President
312-282-1375
dondoty@ameritech.net

Presentations about Diabetes, Hepatitis, and Senior Fraud; health information fairs.

Wellbeing Healthcare
Robert Sommerfeld
312-568-6161
RJSJR@wellbeing-healthcare.com

Health and wellness presentations (various topics)

Sports and Ortho PC
Bonnie Perez
773-904-8881
bperez@sportsandortho.net

Time and space to offer injury screening

Oak Street Health
Tony Tovar, Director of Community Relations
312-662-8079
Tony.tovar@oakstreethealth.com

Blood Pressure Screenings; health and wellness presentations and education (various topics); organize walking clubs; host special events; provide access to community room activities at Oak Street health clinics.

Open Waters Home Health Care, Inc.
Leodelfin Dy, Administrator
847-329-8585
leo@openwaters.us

Health Screen Fairs;
Health education programs

Exact Care Pharmacy
Erica Calvin, Senior Account Manager
708-800-8253
ecalvin@exactcarepharmacy.com

Sponsor Health Fairs;

Medication Management seminars and educational sessions

1st Assist Healthcare LLC
Pamela Canete, Administrator
630-339-3688
Canete1214@yahoo.com

  • Seminars/classes for disease prevention and management
  • Fall prevention screening*
  • Blood pressure screening*
  • Mobile van for HIV/AIDS testing

*These activities must be provided in the context of an educational session that is open to residents of a CHA building.  

New Vision at Thorek Memorial Hospital
Raymond Law, Service Coordinator
773-975-3282
rlaw@specialcarecorp.com

Health and Wellness Programs

Drug and Alcohol Education

Fort Providence Fitness
Lauren Providence, Owner
773-766-3300
Lauren.providence@gmail.com

Fitness exercises

Balance and fall prevention information

Cooking demonstrations

Humana
JohnEdd Brown, Sales Representative
630-280-6513
Jbrown18@humana.com

Medicare approved seminars on obesity, managing weight and other health topics

Educational presentations on understanding Medicare and Social Security benefits

Kelly Home Health Care
Nneka Green, President
708-983-9903
nnekagreen@yahoo.com

Music

Games

Food and/or gifts (not to exceed value of $25/person/event)

At Home Quality Care
Anthony Todd, Community Liaison
312-375-6634
Atodd60613@yahoo.com

Presentations covering a general overview of key healthcare issues for seniors

Review of body signs and signals related to each topic

Refreshments (not to exceed value of $25/person/event)

Sunshine Homecare Agency
Ola Bamgbose, MD/MPH, Agency Manager
312-719-1524
asunshinehomecare@gmail.com

Showing video clip on how to prevent falls and limit injuries

Public health educational presentations  (various topics)

Telligen, Inc.
Pat Merryweather, Executive Director
630-928-5811
pmerryweather@telligen.com

Flu and Pneumonia vaccination information

Mobile van for flu and pneumonia vaccinations (outside CHA buildings)

Educational presentations about Diabetes education classes

Diabetes Education program (6 consecutive weeks for 2 hours each week)

Citywide Home Health Services
Donna Castillo, RN
847-718-1800
a.castillo@citywidehomehealth.com

 

Health and Wellness Programs (health information)

Introducing residents to Citywide Home Health Services

Advanced Medical Associates
Jim Mathews, Practice Manager
708-785-2828
mdamcd@sbcglobal.net

 

Health and wellness workshops (arthritis; other health topics)

Workshops on new Medicare requirements

Walgreens, Region 10 Chicago
Jada Anderson, Regional Healthcare Director
219-5777831
Jada.anderson@walgreens.com

 

General Prescription and medication information

Blood Pressure Checks*

Prescription consultations*

*with resident consent

Premier Medicare Benefits
Mike Salvaggio, President
Premier Medicare Benefits
847-833-9102
mike@premiermedicarebenefits.com

 

Educating seniors about Medicare and how to apply for extra assistance;

Educating seniors about programs that can assist them in finding food and nutrition

 

Advanced Medical Associates
Jim Mathews, Practice Manager
708-785-2828
mdamcd@sbcglobal.net

 

Health and wellness workshops (arthritis; other health topics)

Workshops on new Medicare requirements

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Sandra Arellano, Coordinator of Community Development Network
773-296-7355
Sandra.arellano@advocatehealth.com

Services for Hattie Callner, Britton Budd, Edith Spurlock, and Mary Hartwell Catherwood Senior buildings

On site wellness program seminars (wide variety of health topics);

Disease specific information

Invite resident participation in annual Senior Resource Fair/Golden Age Program;

Form walking clubs.

 

Let’s Move!
David Aaron Harbin, Fitness Coach
312-213-2398
Dah317@gmail.com

 

One free fitness and exercise class (health partner’s preferred location is Zelda Ormes Senior Apartments – 116 W Elm )

Information about fitness programs at other locations

McCormick Chamber of Commerce
Christine Bowden, President/CEO
773-731-8835
Bowdenchristine8922@yahoo.com

 

Health & wellness programs/fairs;

Cultural awareness; field trips such as plays or operas

McCormick Chamber Sponsors who are also approved CHA Health Partners may be present at events; (no other sponsors non-approved are permitted to participate on CHA sites)

XCelRx
Andrew Tutt, Marketing Director
708-564-5052
atutt@unitedrx.net

Provide health care education such as information on diabetes

On-site participation at a McCormick Chamber of Commerce health event as a sponsor

Provide information on easier access to medication and medical equipment including home-delivered low cost medications and home hospital products 

WellCare Inc.
Vicky Barraza, Marketing Outreach
773-255-8200
vicky.barraza@wellcare.com

Health and wellness educational events;

Zumba or stepping classes

Healthy eating habits

Other events that promote health awareness and socialization for seniors. 

Education about WellCare Medicaid Advantage coverage options.

Comfort Hospice
Katrina Agnew, Vice President of Operations
847-983-8257
Katrina.agnew@comforthospice.net

Provide information on:

• End of life care

• Income support and public benefits

• Right to obtain hospice services, dispel        myths with goal of building trust

Amazing Medical Care
Adoara Okeke, President
630-572-6300
adoara@comcast.net

Educate residents on various health topics, including such as how to manage blood pressure and importance of exercise, to maintain good health and avoid hospitalization 

Demonstrate simple exercises with senior participation

Offer blood pressure checks for residents who are interested

Provide light refreshment

Ideal Care Home Health, INC
Jodi Hutch, Operations, Partner
847-410-8785  ext. 101
jhutch@idealcarehh.org

Health and Wellness Programs and Presentations;

Health Screenings (non-invasive such as blood pressure);

Provide healthy snacks, beverages or personal care samples.

David Gordon
Healthcare Ambassador
203-683-8282i
tsnodllc@gmail.com

Health and Wellness Educational Programs

New Horizons Healthcare, Inc
Alex Melnyk, Agency Manager
847-275-8856
amelnyk@nhhc.com

Health and Wellness Programs and Presentations;

Samples of healthy snacks and demos on preparing nutritious beverages;

Education on VA Aid and Attendance program.

 

Bucktown Foot and Ankle Clinic
Paras Parekh, DPM
312-493-3114
drp@bucktownfoot.com

 

Health/ wellness programs; Isotonic/ Isokinetic exercise programs and “Mini” cross- fit programs. Provides laughter therapy. Does literacy volunteering.

Serenity Healthcare, Inc.
Belinda Brown, LPN
312-937-7429
belindabrownserenityhealth@gmail.com

Health / wellness programs; teach on various illnesses and wellnesses; promote better diets; incorporating exercises

 

Addus Homecare 
LaShun James, Regional Director
312-663-4647
ljames@addus.com

 

Health/ wellness programs; Health presentations on home and community services; Education on available State and Federal programs; Health and safety topics such as summer heat, how to stay healthy, fall prevention etc

Wound & Rehab Home Health Care, Inc.
Siva Natarajan
630-258-4037
siva@woundandrehab.com

Health and wellness programs; providing education on healthier living and lifestyle.

Global Premier Benefits
John Billings
773-418-8341
johnbillings@comcast.net

Health and wellness programs, presentations and seminars. Provide information about weight management, social security and Medicare.

Peterson Park Healthcare Center
Danny Khananisho
773-478-2000
dannyk@petersonparkhcc.com

Sponsor dinners or luncheons and events. Host activities/ games. Daniel Hudson Burnham building only.

University of Chicago/ South Side Diabetes Project
Yolanda O’Neal
773-702-5019
yoneal@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu

Presentations and education about diabetes and healthy eating. Providing residents information about community projects.  South side of Chicago only.

Elite Medical Transportation
Trace Vandenberg
708-429-0880
trace@eliteamb.net

Educational presentations to build awareness about medical transportation options and insurance coverage. On Site blood pressure screenings, provide residents with a tool to keep track of their personal health and medical information.

Dana Means Business
Dana Means
312--388-4653
danameans@gmail.com

Health and wellness programs and presentations. Educating seniors about Medicare and how to apply for extra assistance.

Home Bound Healthcare
Steve Barton
312-952-2156
sbarton@homeboundhealth.com

Educational presentations on health and wellness.

Humana 
Silvia Franco-Spiegel
630-659-8533
sspiegel@humana.com

Educational presentations on understanding Medicare and Social Security benefits, health and wellness presentations.

JenCare Senior Medical Centers
Richard Larkin
773-918-4700
richard.larkin@jencaremed.com

Health and Wellness programs and presentations.

Leap Consultant Group
Vernon Yancey
630-209-4002
vernonyancey@leapcg.com

Fitness and nutrition workshops, educating seniors about programs that can help them save money, grocery tours.

New City Supportive Living
Vernon Yancey
630-209-4002
vernonyancey@leapcg.com

Educational presentations on health and wellness.

University of Chicago
Liz Nida
773-702-3726
enida@bsd.uchicago.edu

Provide information on University of Chicago's Comprehensive Care Program Study

 

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