Passport plans second ‘Community Conversation’ to talk about Health and Well-Being Campus

Well Being Campus LogoPassport Health Plan will be hosting another “Community Conversation” on November 28 to discuss the progress of the Passport Health and Well-Being campus being planned for West Louisville.

The event, which is being co-hosted by the Republic Bank Foundation YMCA, will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chestnut Street Family YMCA, 930 W. Chestnut Street, Louisville. A light meal will be served and free child care will be provided by the YMCA.

During the event, updates will be given about the two major projects in development for the intersection of 18th Street and Broadway – the Passport Health and Well-Being campus and the Republic Bank Foundation YMCA – we’ll review feedback from the June 1 neighborhood meeting, we’ll share how this input has shaped the projects, and we’ll continue gathering input from community members.

There will also be leaders from the Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) and the Transit Authority of River City (TARC) to provide information on happenings that are bringing additional programs and services to the surrounding neighborhood.

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Keisha Deonarine named Executive Director of Passport Foundation

KeishaKeisha Deonarine has been named Executive Director of the Passport Foundation.

She joins Passport with a background in banking, economic development, fundraising, and community development. She most recently served as the Senior Community Health Director for the American Heart Association; prior to that, she was the Economic Development Manager for Louisville Forward, the economic and community branch of Metro Louisville government.

“Keisha has a proven track record, securing development funds for Metro Louisville,” said Passport CEO Mark B. Carter. “We are very excited to have her join our team during this time of transformational opportunity within the communities we serve.”

The Passport Foundation will seek philanthropic support to fuel innovation that positively impacts the social determinants of health and promotes health equity, with a special focus on marginalized populations across Kentucky. An initial focus for the Foundation is securing support for creation of the Health and Well-being Campus in West Louisville. Philanthropy will help build this world-class campus, which will serve as a model of collaboration to build a healthy community where everyone has the opportunity to flourish.

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Passport Helps Child Members Continue to Receive Medically Necessary Services Through Summer

logoPassport Health Plan has sent out a communication to all of the providers in our network to assist them in ensuring that school-age children continue to receive medically necessary services during summer break. Many children that receive school-based services during the school year may continue to receive medically necessary services during school breaks when ordered by their primary care physician (PCP) and pre-authorized, if required.

It is important for PCPs to determine if child members receive school-based services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) through First Steps. These services may include Speech/Language, Occupational and Physical therapies or other services that will help enhance the child’s development or aid in allowing the child to reach academic goals in their schoolwork. Parents may not be aware that medically necessary services are available during school breaks through their child’s Passport Health Plan benefits. Services directly related to academic goals are provided by school systems.

If you have any questions regarding these requirements, please call Passport’s health school board manager at (502) 213-8955 or, if you are a Passport provider, contact your provider relations specialist. To see other Passport eNews communications to providers, click here.