Low-Income, Rural HIV/AIDS Patients Receive Regular Text Messages, Leading to Higher Quality of Life and Greater Engagement in Care
Low-income, African-American, rural HIV patients receive regular self-written text message reminders that encourage them to regularly access HIV/AIDS primary care, leading to greater retention in care and enhanced quality of life.
County Health Department Enacts Systems-Based Changes in Primary Care Sites, Leading to Enhanced Access to Care and Improved Outcomes for HIV/AIDS Patients
A county health department enhanced access to routine care and improved outcomes by enacting a number of systems-based changes across three primary care sites serving patients with HIV/AIDS, including intensive patient tracking and outreach, flexible scheduling, self-management education and peer support, and renewed emphasis on having an annual comprehensive physical examination.
Specialist Physicians and Multidisciplinary Team Support Community-Based Primary Care Doctors, Enhancing Access to High-Quality HIV Care
Community-based primary care physicians receive support from specialist physicians and a multidisciplinary team, leading to enhanced access to high-quality care for HIV-positive patients.
Culturally Competent Community Health Workers Improve Outcomes and Reduce Inpatient Utilization Among Inner-City HIV/AIDS Patients
The Prevention and Access to Care and Treatment project uses specially trained community health workers to deliver culturally competent, home-based support services to help HIV-positive patients in the inner city.
AIDS Care Project Makes Acupuncture Treatment Accessible to People Living With HIV/AIDS
The AIDS Care Project increases access to free and low-cost acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and shiatsu for underinsured Boston-area residents with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and other conditions.
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2009 National Healthcare Quality Report
The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality for the Nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress.
2011 National Healthcare Disparities Report
The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time.
2011 National Healthcare Quality Report
The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report is to summarize the state of health care quality and access for the nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress.
HIV/AIDS: A Manual for Faith Communities
This training manual for leaders of African American faith communities can be used to educate community members about the health threat of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/ Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
2012 National Healthcare Quality Report
The key function of the NHQR is to summarize the state of health care quality and access for the nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress. This report measures trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient centeredness, and efficiency of care.