Health Partners Plans, Philadelphia Fight, and Broad Street Ministry announced a collaboration to help improve health care for homeless individuals.

Under the arrangement, Health Partners Plans, a Philadelphia provider of managed Medicaid and Medicare insurance plans, will pay for a full-time social worker at a Philadelphia Fight clinic at Broad Street Ministry, which supplies meals and other services to the homeless and other at-risk individuals in Center City.

The social worker will help patients at the Philadelphia Fight clinic obtain additional health care, public benefits, and legal assistance. Philadelphia Fight, founded in 1990, started as an organization dedicated to serving low-income people with HIV/Aids and now provides what it calls "competent, comprehensive primary care" at several clinics.