Race and ethnicity
A church-based program has been successful in encouraging African-American congregants to increase their intake of fruits and vegetables.
An inperson and telephone-based behavior counseling program for pregnant African-American women at six prenatal care clinics significantly reduced health risks from baseline to 10 weeks postpartum.
Project Dulce enhances diabetes care for underserved individuals by connecting primary care physicians with a team of bilingual, culturally competent professionals who are specially trained in techniques for managing diabetes, including case management, patient education and counseling, and diabetes self-management.
The Prevention and Access to Care and Treatment project uses specially trained community health workers to deliver culturally competent, home-based support services to help HIV-positive patients in the inner city.
The St. John Bosco Clinic provides free, bilingual primary and specialty care, referrals, and patient education to Hispanic immigrants who are generally poor, undocumented, and uninsured.
Molina Healthcare, a Medicaid managed care organization, instituted a 24-hour bilingual advice line to address the health and language needs of its low-income, Spanish-speaking members; the program helped members make wiser choices, leading to fewer emergency department visits and significant cost savings.
The Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center provides multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment for overweight, low-income youth in eastern North Carolina.
Salud Para Niños provides low-cost (and on some occasions free), culturally competent outreach, primary care, insurance assistance, and education to Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking children in southwestern Pennsylvania.
A community health collaborative helps vulnerable populations secure and retain insurance coverage, access primary care, and connect to a medical home, leading to fewer emergency department visits, higher provider revenues, and high levels of provider satisfaction.
King County Steps to Health connected medical practices to community resources by encouraging organizations to work together to identify common messages, leverage resources, and develop programs for populations at risk for diabetes, asthma, and obesity.