Stories of Hope: Health Guardians

Removing Barriers to Health Care: Health Guardians

Published in our 2016 Annual Report.

Health Guardians is an intensive and integrated care model that strives to remove and Health Guardians Sacred Heart Residentaddress any and all barriers (social, economic and health-related) to receiving effective health care. It is an integrated system of intensive medical and behavioral care navigation. It incorporates the many health and social services provided by Catholic Charities and its partner organizations to help these patients achieve a better quality of life.

Health Guardians Patient CarePatient Navigators work one on one with these individuals and their families to map out an intensive care plan that leads to improved self-sufficiency in accessing care. Through Health Guardians, Catholic Charities offers an integrated system of intensive medical and behavioral care management and wraparound social services for this high-need patient population.

Health Guardians currently serves St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson and Orleans Parishes. Support and assistance includes:

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