This article reviews interventions that have been tested in congregations with majority Latino populations in the U.S.
Publications on Access to Health Care
Access to health care usually refers to the ease with which an individual can gain entry to or receive needed medical services. RAND research addresses multiple dimensions of access, including: financial access, usually facilitated through health insurance; potential access, usually aided by having a regular health care provider; and realized access, when an individual actually receives needed medical care. Many RAND studies have also examined disparities in access across different population groups and the effect of disparities on health.
Addressing Social Determinants of Health Needs of Dually Enrolled Beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage Plans: Findings from Interviews and Case Studies 2019
Beneficiaries who are dually enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid are less likely to be enrolled in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans that perform well in the MA Star Rating program than non–dually enrolled beneficiaries. The authors identify the types of services that MA plans implement to meet the needs of dually enrolled and other high-cost, high-need beneficiaries, as well as the types of resources needed to implement these services.
This article presents a comprehensive theory describing how integrating structures, processes, and people within and across organizations might lead to integrated patient care and improved outcomes, including technical quality, efficiency, patient health, and both patient and provider experience.
This interim report presents preliminary implementation and impact evaluation findings for New York City's Connections to Care program, which seeks to expand access to mental health support for low-income New Yorkers through a task shifting model delivered by community-based organizations. This report also describes study methods and the baseline sample for the impact evaluation at the time of writing.
Many Los Angeles-area African American churches provide recovery supports and services for alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and actively connect individuals to formal AOD treatment.
Community Health Workers as Focus Group Facilitators: A Participatory Action Research Method to Improve Behavioral Health Services for Farmworkers in a Primary Care Setting 2019
Since 1965, Federally Qualified Health Centers have provided a safety net for the uninsured and major source of care to those enrolled in public health insurance programs. The distinguishing characteristic of the program is the concept of community governance in achieving the main objective to provide holistic, comprehensive, and culturally competent primary care to low-income and medically underserved areas.
Children's Health in Washington, D.C.: Access and Health Challenges Despite High Insurance Coverage Rates 2009
Assesses children's health issues in Washington, D.C., including the health care delivery system and neighborhood health environments.
Examines how California's ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) compare with hospital outpatient surgery departments and how the state compares with other states in regulating ASCs.
Describes the characteristics of rural hospitals and those who use them and discusses the challenges these hospitals face.
This fact sheet describes the diverse health care needs of immigrant populations and specifies needs that health policies can target.