Comprehensive Monitoring Pinpoints 911 Dispatch Inefficiencies, Leading to Communication and Deployment Improvements That Increase Cardiac Arrest Survival
A collaborative effort to develop an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest registry and change 911 call routing and ambulance deployment processes led to a significant improvement in the cardiac arrest survival rate in Atlanta.
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.
Field-Based Outreach Workers Facilitate Access to Health Care and Social Services for Underserved Individuals in Rural Areas
Rural and Urban Access to Health, an integrated network of field-based workers, connects vulnerable populations to health, human, and social services in nine largely rural counties in central Indiana.
Identification and Support of Refugees With Disabilities Enhances Access to Culturally Competent Rehabilitation and Social Services
The Community Connections for Refugees with Disabilities program proactively identifies newly arriving refugees with disabilities, and then supports them in accessing culturally competent rehabilitation and community-based social services.
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.
Transportation and Health Toolkit
This online toolkit for public health professionals provides information on the links between health, equity, and transportation.
2005 National Healthcare Disparities Report
The 2005 National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) uses the same measures of quality as its companion, the 2005 National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR), to monitor the Nation's annual progress toward eliminating disparities in health care among racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. This year's report focuses on the same 46 core measures of quality tracked in the NHQR, as well as 13 core measures of access to care.