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What's New | November 07, 2012

Health Care for Underserved Populations Health Care for Underserved Populations
Individuals that lack adequate health insurance, are low-income, or reside in rural areas often cannot access preventive and primary care services and do not have a regular source of care. As a result, health problems may go undiagnosed and/or untreated, increasing the long-term risk of serious illness and death among the medically underserved.

The featured Innovations describe three programs that provided medical care and patient education to persons with limited means of accessing such services, thereby improving their health status and facilitating access to follow up care.

The featured QualityTools provide information and resources that address disparities in medically underserved communities.
Featured Innovations:
Featured QualityTools:

 Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC): Cancer Fact Sheets
Developed by Intercultural Cancer Council

 Migrant Clinicians Network Toolbox and Resources
Developed by Migrant Clinicians Network

 Rural Veteran Outreach Toolkit
Developed by Veterans Rural Health Resource Center

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 Health Impact Assessment: A Practical Guide
Developed by University of New South Wales

 Partnering to Heal: Teaming up Against Health Care–Associated Infections
Developed by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services