Using the Pathways model, Access El Dorado helps low-income families navigate the health care system, obtain health information, and access appropriate medical and mental health services, leading to fewer emergency department visits.
A county health department enhanced access to routine care and improved outcomes by enacting a number of systems-based changes across three primary care sites serving patients with HIV/AIDS, including intensive patient tracking and outreach, flexible scheduling, self-management education and peer support, and renewed emphasis on having an annual comprehensive physical examination.
Trained licensed hair stylists delivered cancer prevention messages to their clients during beauty salon appointments, leading to positive behavior change.
The Center for African American Health Focus on Diabetes project offered a culturally competent diabetes self-management course and related services to people with or at risk for diabetes and their caregivers.
Clinical pharmacists working in 13 community health centers provide medication reconciliation, monitoring, dosage adjustments, and education to high-risk patients, including those with severe diabetes and those on anticoagulants.
A community partnership developed culturally appropriate outreach and education, leading to enhanced access to breast cancer screening and earlier detection of the disease in African-American and Hispanic women.
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.
Targeted educational initiatives, including videos on cancer education and a fellowship program on American Sign Language and the deaf culture, increase the knowledge of patients who are deaf or hard of hearing, and improve the cultural competency of providers.
A community-based collaboration enhanced access to a safe and caring network of health, legal, and social services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender seniors in San Diego County, leading to better mental health and an increased willingness to disclose sexual orientation to providers and others.
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.