Elixir connects uninsured and undocumented populations with healthcare in their communities

Presenter: Marium Raza, Founder, CEO

1 out of 8 people across the United States lack access to health insurance. In Washington State, that amounts to 750,000 uninsured and undocumented individuals, 70% of whom are people of color.

For these individuals, medical treatment is limited to what is available at community health centers, or free clinics. There are over 500 clinics in Washington State, with the potential capacity to care for thousands of patients. But there is often little actual knowledge of, and a lack of trust in these healthcare facilities in uninsured communities. So, most of the uninsured population forgoes preventative care, and only seeks medical care during emergencies, by which time treatable conditions have become life threatening.

Elixir’s aims to change this situation. Our mission is to connect uninsured and undocumented populations with healthcare in their communities. Elixir’s innovative approach includes in person workshops, to educate communities about their rights and strategies to access healthcare, and The Elixir App through which users can search for the most convenient clinic with the shortest wait time, for the service they need. Elixir’s volunteer team of University of Washington students also helps uninsured individuals navigate the healthcare system, providing one on one case management. Combing local outreach, mobile tools, and personalized service, Elixir connects our most vulnerable communities with the care they deserve.

Website: www.elixirnonprofit.org


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Elixir connects uninsured and undocumented populations with healthcare in their communities

Presenter: Marium Raza, Founder, CEO

1 out of 8 people across the United States lack access to health insurance. In Washington State, that amounts to 750,000 uninsured and undocumented individuals, 70% of whom are people of color.

For these individuals, medical treatment is limited to what is available at community health centers, or free clinics. There are over 500 clinics in Washington State, with the potential capacity to care for thousands of patients. But there is often little actual knowledge of, and a lack of trust in these healthcare facilities in uninsured communities. So, most of the uninsured population forgoes preventative care, and only seeks medical care during emergencies, by which time treatable conditions have become life threatening.

Elixir’s aims to change this situation. Our mission is to connect uninsured and undocumented populations with healthcare in their communities. Elixir’s innovative approach includes in person workshops, to educate communities about their rights and strategies to access healthcare, and The Elixir App through which users can search for the most convenient clinic with the shortest wait time, for the service they need. Elixir’s volunteer team of University of Washington students also helps uninsured individuals navigate the healthcare system, providing one on one case management. Combing local outreach, mobile tools, and personalized service, Elixir connects our most vulnerable communities with the care they deserve.

Website: www.elixirnonprofit.org