Lesbian Health Initiative of Houston, Inc., creates a gateway to medical homes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender women and transgender men through a program that combines culturally competent outreach, education, screening, and patient navigation.
A health system–community partnership offers resident-initiated programs that expand access to insurance coverage, outpatient care, health education, social support, healthy foods, and opportunities for physical activity for inner-city, low-income minorities.
A county health department's sexually transmitted disease awareness campaign targeting young minority women offers a free home test kit and improves access to testing and treatment, especially among African Americans and Latinas.
This culturally tailored program educates minority populations with diabetes, hypertension, or overweight/obesity about appropriate management of these conditions.
Obstetrics/gynecology clinics offered electronic medical record–facilitated education, counseling, and support from a lactation consultant to low-income minority women, leading to a threefold increase in breastfeeding rates.
Daily automated text messages combined with nurse followup improved self-management behaviors among patients with diabetes, leading to significant improvements in glycemic control, fewer doctor visits, lower costs, and high patient satisfaction.
The State of Maryland provides financial and technical support to five communities designated through a competitive bidding process as health enterprise zones, leading to an expansion of primary care capacity in these areas.
Community health workers provided culturally tailored workshops and one-on-one counseling and support to Filipino Americans at high risk of cardiovascular disease, leading to greater adherence to medication regimens, better attendance at scheduled appointments, improved blood pressure control, and lower body mass index.
A mobile clinic provides screening, education, coaching, and health navigation services to residents of four underserved communities, leading to the identification of many previously undetected chronic conditions, better blood pressure control, and a substantial return on investment.
Community health workers known as promotores enhance access to culturally competent mental health education and services, leading to improvements in mental health status and literacy for elderly racial and ethnic minorities.