Yesterday, we announced plans for IHI's Mobile Health Tour, a three-day glimpse at innovative health care providers who are bringing the right care, at the right time, to the right communities. We'll be talking about mobile clinics all week here at the IHI Blogs and over on Twitter and Facebook and, starting on Thursday, we’ll be bringing you live updates from the road.
Today, we want to introduce you to the mobile health clinics that will be participating when the tour kicks off in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Family Van
We spoke to The Family Van’s Jennifer Bennet and Nancy Oriol last year on WIHI and learned how they are creating healthier communities and reducing health disparities through preventative care and education.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Mobile Health Initiative
Consisting of two state-of-the-art vans, Dana Farber’s mobile clinics seek to address disparities in cancer by increasing access to education and screening forlow-income populations around the Boston area.
New England Eye On-Sight
Mobile health clinics often provide more than just primary care. A great example is the New England Eye On-Sight van, the patient care and clinical subsidiary of the New England College of Optometry, which provides comprehensive eye exams, eyeglasses, low vision rehabilitation, and education to children and adults who do not have access to eye care.
Health in Motion Van
The Health in Motion Van provides health promotion, health education, basic screening, and immunization services. It is run by Northeastern University and provides a valuable clinical service for both patients and students studying community health and care of vulnerable populations.
Project Health MOVES is a program of Health Innovations and provides education and information on HIV, STIs, and viral hepatitis.