The Faith Community Health Initiative (FACHI) Maryland is a collaborative community based model between Health Kiosk for All and Concerted Care Foundation to equip and empower communities of faith, organizations, schools, youth and women groups to enhance the quality of health outcomes of blacks, minorities and people of color in the State of Maryland and other States through promotion of health information, education and communications, patient literacy, education on self-management, ensuring adequate health screening, protocols and hygiene practices, case identification and linkages through referrals to healthcare systems for care and recovery.
In the current COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining social distance in patient evaluation becomes more critical in the prevention of transmission of the infection. The Health Kiosk will assist in facilitating the process of patient-intake through self-check Health Kiosk machines will enhance patients and clinical staff time efficiency in health care delivery.
A survey of health needs in faith communities in the Maryland with membership size between 100 to more than 500 revealed that in all the participating churches, their members had health problems including:
Impact & Value Proposition
In an international market survey among healthcare providers and users of the Health Kiosk technology we found that: