Masters Thesis

Web-based community resource system

This researcher, in conjunction with Kaiser Permanente Social Work Department, discussed the creation of a web-based community resources system that connects and addresses the lack of accurate and up-to-date information on available community resources. This process was completed for three counties: Stanislaus County, Merced County and San Joaquin County. There are minimal web-based community resource lists available to Kaiser patients and community members. In order for patients and community members to easily access resources for medical and non-medical necessities, ranging from unstable housing, food insecurity, and access to community support systems, this researcher constructed and analyzed a section of a web-based tool, and developed two tri-fold pamphlets containing thorough “information” and instructions for use. This web-based tool is designed to be given out by Kaiser Permanente employees and assists doctors, nurses and social workers to adhere to their SB1152 discharge policy. More importantly, through collaborating with surrounding community agencies, clearly laying out a possible solution.