Safety Net Programs

Building a Secure Health Care Safety Net

Thousands of men, women and children in our region have no health insurance—and few resources to obtain ongoing health services. At Holy Cross Health, a critical part of our work is to develop “safety net” services to help ensure that these residents don’t “fall through the cracks” in the health care system.

These community benefit programs help residents obtain the care they need to maintain a healthy life—and give the next generation of their families a healthy start.

Three important safety net services are providing a medical home for primary care; supporting women before, during and after the birth of a baby; and reducing the financial burden health care have on vulnerable families: