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.
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.
Adding Diabetes and Hypertension Screening to Oral Health and Hygiene Program Identifies Many Seniors With or at Risk for These Chronic Illnesses
As an expansion to an existing community-based oral health program for Hispanic and African-American seniors, dental school faculty, staff, and students offer education and screening for hypertension and diabetes, leading to the identification of many seniors with or at high risk for these chronic illnesses and many previously diagnosed individuals who do not have the condition(s) under control.
Community Health Workers Known as Promotores Enhance Access to Culturally Tailored Services for Elderly, Low-Income Racial/Ethnic Minorities, Leading to Improvements in Mental Health
Community health workers known as promotores enhance access to culturally competent mental health education and services, leading to improvements in mental health status and literacy for elderly racial and ethnic minorities.
Multiagency Collaborative Helps Community-Dwelling Seniors Access Coordinated Support Services, Helping Them Remain in Their Homes
A three-agency partnership provides a one-stop resource for community-dwelling older adults to learn about and access available resources to help them remain independent, and proactively reaches out to these individuals to assess needs and connect them to services. The program has enhanced access to services and allowed the vast majority of nursing home–eligible individuals to improve or maintain the ability to remain in their home.
Transportation and Health Toolkit
This online toolkit for public health professionals provides information on the links between health, equity, and transportation.