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By John Gauthier | Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014
Nigel Deen is a Research Assistant, Innovation, at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Last week, members of IHI’s Diversity and Inclusion Council traveled along the East Coast highlighting the positive impact mobile health clinics have in their respective communities. At each stop, we were amazed by the stories, the shared experiences, and the partnerships that these clinics have built within their communities. The tour proved to be a lens into work that has spanned decades; work that ex ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Mobile Health Map, Disparities, Equitable Care Delivery, equity, Population based management Medicare, Public Health, Triple Aim - The Best Care for the Whole Population at the Lowest Cost, Community, community based access and care for underserved populations
By John Gauthier | Monday, Mar 10, 2014
The Mobile Health Tour arrived in Washington DC late Saturday night. After a few days on the road, we were starting to feel a bit tired, but the DC mobile clinics provided the energy boost we needed. TownHall Education Arts Recreation Campus, located in Southeast DC, is a home away from home for the many underserved children and adults of East of the River, enabling them to participate in dance classes, music instructions, fine arts, academics, continuing education, mentoring, tutoring, recreat ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Mobile Health Map, Disparities, Equitable Care Delivery, Triple Aim - The Best Care for the Whole Population at the Lowest Cost, Reducing Avoidable ED Visits - Triple Aim Prototyping, Community, community based access and care for underserved populations
By John Gauthier | Saturday, Mar 08, 2014
Our second stop on the Mobile Health Tour brought us to the heart of Manhattan. Five mobile clinics lined 14th Street just beyond Union Square Park. During a bustling Friday morning, we heard from Marie Schall, an IHI Director, Anthony Vavasis, Director of Medicine with Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, and Delaney Gracy, CMO for the http//www.childrenshealthfund.org/health-care-for-kids/national-network/nyc-homeless. Marie spoke to the importance of innovation. Great health care requires co ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Disparities, Equitable Care Delivery, equity, Mobile Health Map, Community, community based access and care for underserved populations, Triple Aim - The Best Care for the Whole Population at the Lowest Cost, Reducing Avoidable ED Visits - Triple Aim Prototyping
By John Gauthier | Friday, Mar 07, 2014
A guest post by Jennifer Bennet, Executive Director for The Family VanAs IHI’s Maureen Bisognano has been saying of late, we need to flip healthcare from "What's the Matter" with you to "What Matters to You?" While I am in complete agreement with her, our healthcare system has a lot of catching up to do. When we highlight the stories of our successes, the times where our patients not only survived but thrived, what mattered to them were relationships. Why are community health workers so success ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Disparities, Equitable Care Delivery, Health Equity, Mobile Health Map, Access, Community, community based access and care for underserved populations, community coalitions community collaboratives program integrity, Community Engagement
By John Gauthier | Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014
If we hope to improve health and healthcare , we will need innovative ideas that expand the boundaries of the traditional healthcare system and address the gaps in health equity. Mobile Health Clinics, like The Family Van can be part of that solution. They link neighborhood residents who are disengaged or mistrustful to the clinical care and improve the detection and management of chronic diseases for our most vulnerable populations. Twenty-two years ago the founder of the Family Van,Dr. Nan ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Health Equity, Access, Triple Aim - The Best Care for the Whole Population at the Lowest Cost, Mobile Health Map, community based access and care for underserved populations
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