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Health System Offers Routine Tests Without Need for Physician Order, Enhancing Access for Small but Growing Number of Satisfied Patients 4/23/2014
A health system allows patients to receive certain routine laboratory tests without a physician's order, enhancing access to these tests and generating positive feedback.
Low Overhead Clinic Extends Access to Affordable, Culturally Competent Conventional and Alternative Medicine for Uninsured and Underinsured 4/23/2014
A low-overhead clinic enhances access to a broad array of culturally competent, low-cost conventional and alternative medicine services for underinsured, uninsured, and immigrant populations.
Mobile Clinic Delivers Culturally Competent Services to Underserved Neighborhoods, Leading to Identification of Untreated Chronic Conditions, Better Blood Pressure Control, and Significant Return on Investment 4/23/2014
A mobile clinic provides screening, education, coaching, and health navigation services to residents of four underserved communities, leading to the identification of many previously undetected chronic conditions, better blood pressure control, and a substantial return on investment.
Donated Care Program Enhances Access to Ongoing Care for Uninsured Patients, Resulting in Significant Reductions in ED Visits, Hospitalizations, and Costs 4/9/2014
CarePartners, a donated care program, matches uninsured Maine residents with primary care physicians who are willing to care for up to 10 patients for free. Case managers help enrollees obtain needed services, including hospital care, specialist services, and free or low-cost drugs through prescription assistance programs.
Policy Health Department Promotes Implementation and Use of Electronic Health Records in Underserved Areas To Improve Clinical Preventive Services in Primary Care 4/9/2014
The health department in New York City uses subsidies, upfront and ongoing technical support, and quality of care feedback to promote implementation and use of electronic health records by primary care practices in medically underserved areas, leading to better care for patients in these practices.
QualityTools
Maximizing Health Care for Colorado’s Underserved 2/12/2014
This operational handbook for safety-net medical homes describes the experience of Doctors Care, a community-funded, nonprofit organization that helps underserved children, adults, and families receive the medical attention they need.
Medicaid and CHIP Learning Collaboratives Toolbox 9/11/2013
This online toolbox, for use by collaboratives, partners, and stakeholders, provides practical tools and resources to address common challenges and pursue innovations in Medicaid program design and operations.
Designing an Exchange: A Toolkit for State Policymakers 11/28/2012
This legislative toolkit can assist State policymakers with the design of health insurance exchanges, a key element of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Health Reform Toolkit Series: Resources From the Massachusetts Implementation Experience 9/26/2012
The Health Reform Toolkit Series provides an indepth look at Massachusetts’ experience implementing State-based health reform and provides timely insight for others nationwide.
Get Covered. Get in the Game. Campaign 3/14/2012
The goal of the Get Covered. Get in the Game. campaign is to help uninsured children get health insurance so they can participate in sports programs.

Last updated: April 23, 2014.