Acuity-Adaptable Inpatient Rooms Eliminate Most Patient Transfers, Leading to Enhanced Safety, Satisfaction, and Efficiency
Acuity-adaptable inpatient rooms improve care quality and reduce costs in a cardiac care unit by drastically decreasing patient transfers.
Culturally Responsive Maternity Care Clinic Enhances Access to Care for Expectant Refugee Mothers and Their Children
A hospital-based maternal/child health clinic enhances access to comprehensive, culturally competent prenatal and pediatric care for refugee families, leading to less anxiety among expectant mothers and better attendance at scheduled appointments.
Lay Health Advisors Help Urban American Indian Women Overcome Barriers to Breast Cancer Screening
Using culturally competent and respectful methods of recruitment and advocacy, the Native Sisters program uses lay health advisers to provide American Indian women living in urban areas with breast cancer education, advocacy, and support, leading to enhanced access to screening services.
Physician–Nurse House Calls Reduce Barriers to Health Care and Social Services for New Refugees
Physicians and nurses provide in-home routine medical care and assessments to newly arrived refugees, leading to enhanced access to health care and social services and better continuity of care for those with chronic illnesses.
State Provides Financial and Technical Support to Underserved Communities Designated as Health Enterprise Zones, Leading to Enhancements in Primary Care Capacity
The State of Maryland provides financial and technical support to five communities designated through a competitive bidding process as health enterprise zones, leading to an expansion of primary care capacity in these areas.
Transportation and Health Toolkit
This online toolkit for public health professionals provides information on the links between health, equity, and transportation.