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Dr. Hotspot PBS
Frontline Video

The OAFC has decided closed our VISTA program as we explore other projects. I wanted to make sure that for those of you interested in applying for a summer VISTA still had the chance to do so. While you cannot apply though our program, there are other projects recruiting. The Ohio Association of Foodbanks is currently accepting applications through February 8th. I've included their information below. If you want to look into other programs that may be recruiting, you can reach out directly to the state office at

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Kroger Community Rewards

Kroger Community Rewards®
Giving More Back to the Community!

If you shop at Kroger, you can easily help Reach Out by registering your Kroger Plus card. The online process takes about five minutes and will cost you nothing, but will provide Reach Out with donations. The amount we receive will depend on how often you use your Kroger Plus card.

Kroger is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations will earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards®.

Kroger Community Rewards® makes fund-raising easy...all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!

Here's how to join the Kroger Community Rewards Program:

  • Have your Kroger Plus card (or your Alternative ID#) handy. If you do not yet have a Kroger Plus Card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
  • Register your Kroger Plus card online at the Kroger Community Rewards website:
  • Select Cincinnati, Ohio, as your location if you shop at Kroger in Southwest Ohio.
  • Click on "Enroll." Follow the steps to sign in or create an account and link it to your Kroger Plus Card number.
  • You will then get an e-mail message asking you to activate your account. Once your account is activated, log in again to join the Kroger Community Rewards Program.
  • Select Community Rewards from the menu once you are logged in.
  • Enter Reach Out's NPO number: SL962 or Reach Out, and when our name appears, click on confirm. That's all there is to it.
  • Do you use your phone number at the register? Call (877) 576-7587 to get your Kroger Plus Card number.
  • If you do not have Internet access, please call 1-800-621-7042 and a letter will be mailed to you with a barcode you can use at the store.

Click here for more information

Guidelines for Infectious Disease Treatment at Reach Out

If you have known exposure or potential exposure to an infectious disease such as Ebola, please note that the Reach Out of Montgomery County facility is not equipped to treat these types of infectious diseases.

To protect yourself and others such as healthcare workers, please call a hospital emergency room in advance with information about your condition.

It is helpful to be truthful and to disclose if you have traveled outside the United States, if you have been in contact with a person(s) who has been exposed to or contracted Ebola, or have been in the same area of a known exposure to Ebola.

Click here to learn "What You Need to Know about Ebola"

New Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system

Information about our new Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system, MDRhythm, is now available at: For additional information, contact: William (Bill) Edgar at or phone 888-958-2072, ext. 104.

Preventing Drug Overdose Posters

In 2012, 162 unintentional drug overdose deaths, the highest number on record, occurred in Montgomery County. This finding comes from the Poisoning Death Review (PDR). This collaborative review identifies that these deaths are occurring in every neighborhood across Montgomery County. It also identifies that while opiate drugs continue to be a significant problem, the gains achieved in targeting these prescription drugs have resulted in a dramatic rise in the use of heroin, which is on the streets in easy and cheap access.

Drug overdose victim in morgueTo put this in context, it's a death every three days. We specifically need your assistance to help spread education about this epidemic level community issue and steps to prevent it. Listed below are printable versions of the project's Prevent Drug Overdose posters that have been created for use in agencies, businesses, schools, and anywhere they may gain visibility. I encourage you to print them, re-send them, give them to those who will use them, and post them in locations where they will gain attention and help save lives.

11" x 17" heavy stock posters are also available and may be picked up at the Montgomery County Office of Family and Children First, the ADAMHS Board for Montgomery County, Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County, the Montgomery County Coroner's Office and Wright State University's Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Tom Kelley
Assistant County Administrator - Human Services
Director - Office of Family & Children First
Montgomery County

Click her to access printable version of the project's Prevent Drug Overdose
8.5 x 11 inch Poster

Click her to access printable version of the project's Prevent Drug Overdose
11 x 17 inch Poster

Dr. Hotspot

Dr. Hotspot, Camden New JerseyNew Yorker writer and FRONTLINE correspondent Atul Gawande reports on a doctor in Camden, N.J., who actually seeks out the community’s sickest — and most expensive — patients.

The findings on this video bring to light the need for knowing the patient's experiences in healthcare, sometimes referred to as their "footprint." We assess today for where the patient has been in the healthcare system, what is working and what is broken? This "footprint" is their unique journey or pathway to better health. We need to look back to plan ahead.

This film illustrates HOTSPOTS in which REACHOUT is very familar with in our community. These represent our most vulnerable population who benefit from REACHOUT's open door services. We as a healthcare team need to work harder on identifying with "the patient" how to suceed, which fork in the road can lead to a better outcome and any special barriers that can be conquered along the way.

Please watch and reflect! Thanks to Dr. Collier for sharing this film.

Go shopping to support Reach Out

If you shop at Dorothy Lane Market or Kroger, a portion of the money you spend at one of these stores can be donated to Reach Out. Read on to learn more.

Dorothy Lane Market Good Neighbor Program logoDorothy Lane Market Good Neighbor Program

Support Reach Out by shopping at Dorothy Lane Market. Dorothy Lane Market's Club DLM Good Neighbor Program has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to numerous local nonprofit organizations over the past several years through this program.

In 2011, Dorothy Lane Market will donate $40,000 back to the community. Every donation that Reach Out receives will help provide clients with heath-care services and medications.

Visit Dorothy Lane Market at:

  • 2710 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood
  • 6177 Far Hills Ave., Dayton
  • 740 N. Main St., Springboro

Click here for more information

Fact Sheet for Health Care Providers
Reimbursement for Tobacco Cessation

With increased awareness of the dangers of tobacco use and exposure to second hand smoke, more patients need tobacco cessation counseling and referrals to available resources. This fact sheet explains existing options for Ohio health care providers to counsel patients about tobacco use and second hand smoke exposure.

Click here to view the fact sheet.

Ohio Department of Health
Ohio Cessation Benefits Team