Health Care Innovations for Hispanic Populations
Health Care Innovations for Hispanic Populations Wednesday, October 21, 2015
This issue of the Innovations Exchange is the first in a new monthly series focused on health care disparities experienced by different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups in the U.S. population.
Each year since 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has produced the National Healthcare Quality Report and the National Healthcare Disparities Report. Beginning with the 2014 reports, findings on health care quality and health care disparities are integrated into a single document. The new National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR) provides a comprehensive overview of the quality of care received by the general U.S. population and health care disparities. Detailed information on individual measures and specific populations is available through a new monthly series of chartbooks.
In October 2015, AHRQ released the Chartbook for Hispanic Health Care, which includes a summary of trends across measures of Hispanic health care from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of Hispanic health care.
The Innovations Exchange collection contains many Innovation Profiles and QualityTools specific to Hispanic populations on a range of health care topics, including disease prevention, access to care, and chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes. This issue features a selection of content that can help address disparities in Hispanic health care.
- Low Overhead Clinic Extends Access to Affordable, Culturally Competent Conventional and Alternative Medicine for Uninsured and Underinsured
- Health Plan–Financed, Nurse-Led Care Coordination Improves Quality of Care and Reduces Costs for Latinos With Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities
- Hospital–Community Organization Partnership Uses Culturally Competent Community Health Workers To Support Latino Families With Asthmatic Children, Reducing Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits
- Offsite Interpreter Services via Videoconferencing Increases Access to Culturally Competent Care for Rural, Spanish-Speaking Patients
- 24-Hour, Bilingual Nurse Line Provides Advice and Interpreter Services for Plan Members, Leading to Wiser Decisions and Cost Savings
- Monthly Clinic Enhances Access to Culturally Competent Cancer Screening and Primary Care for Rural, Low-Income Hispanic Women Over Age 40
- Social Worker-Led, Culturally Tailored Therapy and Support Improve Treatment Adherence, Depression-Related Symptoms, and Patient Satisfaction in Low-Income Hispanics With Diabetes
- Hospice Revamps Staffing and Services To Offer Culturally Competent Care and Outreach to Hispanic Community, Enhancing Awareness and Acceptance of End-of-Life Services
- Hospital-Based Program Protects Newborns by Providing Pertussis Vaccinations to Medically Underserved Hispanic Mothers and Caregivers
- Culturally Appropriate, Interactive Decision Aid Yields High Quit Rates Among Underserved, Low-Literacy Latino and Hispanic Smokers
- Culturally Competent Teams Provide Comprehensive Diabetes Care Management and Education, Improving Outcomes for Underserved Patients