Improving Health of Urban, Low-Income Populations
Improving Health of Urban, Low-Income Populations Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Residents of urban, low-income communities often face multiple barriers to accessing preventive health care services and specialty care for chronic conditions, which can contribute to health disparities.
The featured Innovations describe three programs that used different community-based approaches to enhance access to care and improve health status of urban, low-income populations.
The featured QualityTools provide information and resources that address the needs of economically disadvantaged individuals.
- In-School, Portable Clinic Brings Comprehensive Dental Care to Impoverished Hispanic Children
- Church-Health System Partnership Facilitates Transitions From Hospital to Home for Urban, Low-Income African Americans, Reducing Mortality, Utilization, and Costs
- Interactive Videoconferences Increase Primary Care Provider Knowledge and Confidence, Leading to Enhanced Access to Specialty Care for Low-Income Urban Patients
Also in This Issue:
- Field-Based Outreach Workers Facilitate Access to Health Care and Social Services for Underserved Individuals in Rural Areas
- Interim Methadone Maintenance Program Reduces Heroin Use and Increases Treatment Entry Rates for Addicts Awaiting Comprehensive Services
- Proactive Assessment and Management of At-Risk Patients Reduces Pressure Ulcers and Saves $11 Million Annually in Two-Hospital System
- Pharmacist Provides Telephone-Based Medication Reconciliation and Education to Recently Discharged Patients, Leading to Fewer Readmissions
- Interactive, Web-Based Educational Program Enhances Knowledge, Attitudes, and Health Outcomes in Individuals With Diabetes
- Safe Zone in Doorway Improves Hospital Clinician Productivity and the Frequency and Quality of Interactions With Isolated Patients