Intensive, person-centered case management, peer support, and a discretionary fund for adults with serious mental illness leads to better access to treatment, job training, and employment; fewer suicide/self-harm attempts, hospitalizations, incarcerations, and days of homelessness; and lower mental illness-related costs.
A hospital-based food pantry and cooking classes enhance access to healthful food for low-income families, generating high levels of satisfaction and improvements in diet and health.
A nonprofit organization trains and places culturally competent home health workers to provide care for low-income, Asian-American seniors with limited English proficiency, leading to enhanced access to culturally competent care.
A mobile pediatric asthma clinic combined with home visits generated small, short-term increases in symptom-free days in preschool children, and no improvements in other key outcomes.
Series of interactive videoconference sessions provide didactic and interactive instruction in specialty care to primary care clinicians in community-based clinics, boosting their knowledge and confidence in these areas, and enhancing access to specialty care for their low-income, urban patients.
A nonprofit organization enhances access to medical, dental, and personal care for individuals with disabilities by training them to overcome their fears, offering procedures by trained providers, sponsoring patient education programs, and training local health care professionals on caring for those with disabilities.
A partnership between a large health system and 512 churches supports the transition from the hospital back into the community, leading to lower mortality, health care utilization, and health care costs and to higher satisfaction with hospital care.
Small-group discussions and automated, interactive phone calls over a 12-week period helped low-income parents promote healthier behaviors in their overweight children, leading to reductions in body mass index and improvements in health-related quality of life.
Low-income African-American women at risk for cardiovascular disease received culturally appropriate motivational counseling and support tied to their readiness for change, leading to reductions in dietary fat intake.
A partnership between academic medicine and a major-league sports team enhances access to care by providing treatment and support to veterans who suffer from traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder and their families, generating high levels of patient satisfaction.