Health Innovations was created in response to the ever changing needs and challenges of the health and human service systems. We are a woman- and minority-owned company which collectively brings together over 45 years of experience in health and human services. We have access to a comprehensive network of experienced and diverse health and human service professionals and paraprofessionals. Our focus is to find solutions across all spectrums of service programming, implementation, evaluation and training. We offer personalized service, whether it’s working with a patient to navigate the health care system or assisting a program to develop creative strategies to ensure quality of care. Our goal is to increase access to care, improve quality of care and reduce health disparities.
Project Health MOVES (a program of Health Innovations) provides clinical care, prevention/education, HIV/AIDS, STD and hepatitis C counseling and testing, community outreach, and linkage to care in non-traditional venues for those in our community who are the most vulnerable and at most risk for a number of health conditions. All services are patient-centered and approached with the cultural sensitivity necessary in working with diverse populations. Language capacity includes English, Spanish and Portuguese. Bio’s (see below)
Susana Medeiros is co-owner and Administrative Director of Health Innovations, Inc. Ms. Medeiros brings over 20 years of experience in health and human services in the areas of program development, operations, grant procurement, evaluation and training. Ms. Medeiros’ focus has been and continues to be to develop innovative strategies to address access to care issues for the underserved and to reduce/eliminate health disparities.
Catherine O’Connor, RN, MSN, ACRN
Catherine O’Connor, RN, MSN, ACRN, has extensive experience in infectious disease, specifically HIV/AIDS, STDs and Hepatitis C, as well as mental health, substance use, and related issues. Ms. O’Connor specializes in the provision of creative and innovative models in the area of prevention and education, HIV counseling and testing, clinical care, supportive services, research, evaluation, training and technical assistance. Ms. O’Connor has 35 years of clinical nursing experience, 22 of which have been solely dedicated to the care and prevention needs of HIV positive individuals and those members of the community at-risk for HIV/AIDS, STDs and Hepatitis C. Ms. O’Connor is co-owner and Clinical Director of Health Innovations, Inc. In that capacity, Ms. O’Connor has been providing consultative services, project implementation and training to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Office of HIV/AIDS since 2000. Catherine O’Connor has also been a faculty member at the Bouve College School of Nursing at Northeastern University since 1996. Her research activities focus on the needs of vulnerable populations and her work has been published in academic journals and presented both nationally and internationally.