HealthTran

HealthTran…Then and Now, 2016

HealthTran began as a pilot program, gathering data to improve health outcomes by reducing transportation barriers. It is not a government assistance program and is primarily directed to individuals unable to access transportation through other channels. Patients with access to Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation, veterans’ transportation assistance, or others who have access or can afford transportation, are generally considered ineligible for the service at this time due to limited funding. The following report captures the history of the program and the results that have been demonstrated since the program became operational in August 2014. Click here for the HealthTran 2016: Then and Now report.

HealthTran June 2016 Program Evaluation Report

HealthTran began in December 2013 with a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health.  Its purpose was to better understand the barriers rural residents face in getting health care services, with a specific emphasis on the role of transportation as a barrier.

See the accumulated results after 30 months here: HealthTran Report-June 2016-Final

Healthy Lives, Healthy Communities Conference – HealthTran Presentation

The following presentation on Rides to Wellness and HealthTran was presented at the Healthy Lives, Healthy Communities conference on April 29, 2016.  The presentation provides the most current data from the project, covering the period August 2014 through February 2016. The data in this presentation augments the information contained in the HealthTran 2016: Then and Now report. Click here to view the HLHC Presentation.

The HealthTran Videos


HealthTran in a Nutshell HealthTran began as a pilot program, gathering data to improve health outcomes by reducing transportation barriers. It is not a government assistance program and is primarily directed to individuals unable to access transportation through other channels. Patients with access to Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation, veterans’ transportation assistance, or others who have access or can afford transportation, are generally considered ineligible for the service at this time due to limited funding. This video presents the structure of the program and shares some results that have been demonstrated since HealthTran started in August 2014.

This is a slightly revised version of MRHA’s February 2, 2016 Seven-Minute Pitch Video. The film was modified to change the organization’s logo and correct some facts which have changed in the last four months.

Here we share Leo Haralson’s story.  By using HealthTran resources Leo was transported multiple times, across a great distance to receive critical bariatric wound care treatments. Leo credit’s HealthTran with saving his leg.

This was our first HealthTran video.  It was made with lots of love, and not necessarily with a similar amount of video production skills.  We share it with you here so you can see how passionate the HealthTran family was about our program after our first year!