Formalized, Technology-Enabled Referral Relationships Between Medical Center and Community Clinics Enhance Access and Reduce Inappropriate Emergency Department Visits
A collaborative program leverages information technology to connect ED patients to a medical home and patients receiving care at FQHCs and county health clinics to specialists, leading to enhanced access to care, fewer ED visits, and significant cost savings.
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.
Pediatric Center Offers Coordinated, Culturally Appropriate Services, Increasing Access to Comprehensive Care for Low-Income Children With Special Health Care Needs
A pediatric center provides comprehensive, coordinated services within a primary care medical home for low-income and immigrant children with special health care needs.
Periodic Home Visits, Specialist Visits, and Followup Enhances Access and Improves Outcomes for Low-Income Children With Asthma
A pediatric asthma management program led to a significant decline in the percentage of patients with moderate to severe asthma, improved quality of life, and sizable decreases in hospitalizations and costs.
Early Activation of Acute Myocardial Infarction Team Reduces Time Between Emergency Department Arrival and Start of Angioplasty Procedure
The University of Michigan Health System redesigned the process for activating its acute myocardial infarction team, with an emphasis on the earliest possible electrocardiogram administration and team activation, ideally while the patient is en route to the hospital.
Transportation and Health Toolkit
This online toolkit for public health professionals provides information on the links between health, equity, and transportation.