City of Lubbock Public Health Department Partners with Unite Us to Meet Community Needs with ‘LBK Community’ Program
The City of Lubbock Public Health Department’s LBK Community Program and Unite Us, the nation’s leading software company enabling cross-sector collaboration to improve people’s health and well-being, are partnering to address the unmet needs of people and families throughout the West Texas region.
In Texas, Unite Us connects people to much-needed resources and services, such as assistance with employment, housing, and food insecurity. Partners in the Texas network are connected through Unite Us’ shared technology platform, which enables them to send and receive secure, electronic referrals, address people’s social needs, and improve health across communities.
“We are excited to be working with Unite Us. The LBK Community Network provides a unique partnership, bringing together the Unite Us infrastructure with the robust network that we’ve already built in our community over the last five years,” said Director of Public Health Katherine Wells. “The fact that the network is driven locally but supported nationally will allow us to provide the best support for our community.”
Together, the City of Lubbock Public Health Department and Unite Us will securely connect people in need with community-based resources that can otherwise be difficult to navigate. The Unite Texas network provides a central point of contact where health and social service providers can securely access and refer people to needed services while monitoring progress and measuring outcomes.
“Our partnership with the City of Lubbock Public Health Department aims to improve access to community-based resources that will enable residents to thrive and live healthier lives regardless of circumstance,” said Nikki Kuhn, Community Engagement Manager at Unite Us. “City of Lubbock Public Health and Unite Us will work together to bridge the gaps in social care, equality, impact, and the intersection of health and social care across the community.”
Joining the network is free of cost for community-based organizations and many organizations considered part of the safety net, like community health centers, free clinics, and nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits, community-based organizations, and other providers who want to connect their clients and patients to the City of Lubbock Public Health Department services within Unite Us’ network can reach out to uniteus.com/contact/ or call the City of Lubbock Public Health Department at 806-775-2933.
About City of Lubbock Public Health
Lubbock Public Health is the public health agency serving residents of the City of Lubbock and Lubbock County. The goal of public health is to build a community where everyone can achieve health. This is done through building community partnerships, like LBK Community, and also through direct services. The department provides a wide range of services to the community, including immunizations, behavioral health support services, communicable disease surveillance, and STD testing and treatment. Follow Lubbock Public Health on Facebook.
About Unite Us
Unite Us is the nation’s leading software company enabling collaboration across sectors to improve the health and well-being of communities. Unite Us’ secure solutions establish a new standard of care that identifies social care needs, helps connect people to services, and leverages meaningful outcomes data to further drive community investment. Through Unite Us’ national network and software, community-based organizations, government agencies, health plans, and healthcare providers are all connected to better collaborate and meet the needs of the individuals in their communities. Follow Unite Us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.