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 breast clinic co-located in a radiology department and staffed by an advanced registered nurse practitioner enables prompt evaluation and diagnosis of patients with breast symptoms, leading to lower utilization and costs, increased efficiency for breast surgeons, and high levels of patient satisfaction.
An Arizona clinic for women refugees provides comprehensive, culturally sensitive care across the reproductive life span, leading to enhanced access to services, high patient satisfaction, greater awareness of breast cancer and mammography, and better planning for childbirth.
Patients track preventive health needs, complete health risk assessments, and obtain educational information through an online interactive health record integrated with their practice's electronic health record, leading to improvements in the provision of preventive care.
Verizon adopted a policy related to selecting vendors that emphasizes the ability to identify and address health disparities, leading to enhanced access to information and screening services for racial and ethnic minority employees, dependents, and retirees.
Primary care practices incorporate standing orders for preventive care services into the electronic health record, allowing nonphysician clinical staff to fill gaps in care; the program substantially increased the provision of needed services to eligible patients.
The Daylight program uses trained volunteers—recognized and influential women from local refugee and immigrant communities—to provide to their peers culturally sensitive information about breast health and breast cancer, including early detection methods.
A medical complex houses a primary care practice, a wide array of specialty practices, and ancillary service providers who operate independently but collaborate closely to provide same-day access and communicate in real time on individual cases, leading to improvements in breast and colon cancer screening rates and to higher physician and patient satisfaction.
A monthly clinic provides culturally competent cancer screening and educational information to rural, low-income Hispanic women over the age of 40 years, leading to enhanced access to such screenings and to increased use of primary care.
A pathologist and radiologists jointly review diagnostic test findings and develop care plans, leading to improved care of patients being screened for breast cancer.