Hospital Successfully Links Recently Released, HIV-Positive Prisoners to Medical, Mental Health, and Social Services, Reducing Recidivism
A hospital links HIV-positive prisoners to medical care and other social services before and after release to enable successful reentry into the community, leading to enhanced access to these services and less recidivism.
Quality Improvement Collaborative Helps Clinic Serving the Uninsured to Significantly Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening and Smoking Cessation Education
As part of a quality improvement collaborative, a nonprofit clinic serving uninsured patients created new processes to identify those in need of colorectal cancer screening and smoking cessation education, formed partnerships with community-based organizations and providers to offer additional support to such patients, and participated in ongoing performance monitoring, reporting, and improvement; the program significantly increased the percentage of eligible patients receiving the targeted services.
Citywide Collaborative Implements Multiple Initiatives That Reduce Appointment Wait Times, Readmissions, and Emergency Department Use for Low-Income Minority Patients
A public–private urban health partnership develops multiple initiatives to expand access to high-quality, coordinated health care for vulnerable residents, leading to shorter wait times for appointments, improvements in patient–provider continuity, and reductions in readmissions and emergency department use.
Community Partnership Connects Low-Income Patients With Providers Who Serve Them at Discounted Rates, Enhancing Access and Reducing Emergency Department Use
A nonprofit, community-based organization matches uninsured and underinsured patients with physicians, hospitals, and other providers who agree to serve them at reduced fees and provides various sources of support to both providers and patients, leading to enhanced access to care and fewer emergency department visits.
Donated Care Program Enhances Access to Ongoing Care for Uninsured Patients, Resulting in Significant Reductions in ED Visits, Hospitalizations, and Costs
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.
Maximizing Health Care for Colorado’s Underserved
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
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
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
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
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.