The El Rio Inner-City Asthma Intervention Program is a comprehensive bilingual, bicultural program that primarily serves low-income, inner-city Latino children with moderate or severe persistent asthma.
A health maintenance organization integrated mental and behavioral health care and nutrition services with primary care delivery, leading to a more than 50-percent reduction in mental health–related hospitalizations.
Cambridge Health Alliance enhanced its round-the-clock interpreter services by tracking key indicators that gauge the quality of these services; analyses of these data led to significant improvements in the program's telephone-based services and staff efficiency and the decision to implement depression screening in patients with limited English proficiency.
The Pathways Model employs community health workers who connect at-risk individuals to evidence-based care through the use of individualized care pathways designed to produce healthy outcomes; implementation of this model in Richland County, OH, resulted in increased services to at-risk women and a decline in the rate of low birth weight babies.
Community Physician Network Family Medicine Care–Saxony, a seven-physician family practice in the suburbs of Indianapolis, ensures maximum patient access through a variety of scheduling and related strategies, including same-day appointments, extended hours, direct telephone access to physicians after hours, and electronic visits.
Reformed first-hour operational processes at two clinic sites reduced wait times, increased patient satisfaction, and improved patient–provider interactions.
The Partners in Pregnancy program combines telephone-based case management with periodic home visits from registered nurses and community-based workers to improve pregnancy outcomes for high-risk pregnancies in a Medicaid managed care population.
A pediatric center provides comprehensive, coordinated services within a primary care medical home for low-income and immigrant children with special health care needs.
Hill Physicians Medical Group offers 60- to 90-minute group appointments for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as menopause, prenatal care, and precolonoscopy; the program has led to improved outcomes for diabetes patients and anecdotal reports of higher patient and physician satisfaction and reduced downstream utilization.
An integrated care program places mental and behavioral health specialists in more than 50 primary care locations to treat patients ages 65 years and older with depression or anxiety and those who engage in risky alcohol use.