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Policies & Programs, filtered by "Access to Care"

Policies and programs that can improve health

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Allied dental professional scope of practice

Some Evidence

Expand the role of allied dental professionals (e.g., hygienists, therapists, etc.) via changes to statute, dentist supervision requirements, etc.

Access to Care

CenteringPregnancy

Scientifically Supported

Provide prenatal care in a group setting, integrating health assessment, education, and support

Access to Care

Community health workers

Some Evidence

Engage professional or lay health workers to provide education, referral and follow-up, case management, home visiting, etc. for those at high risk for poor health outcomes; also called promotores de salud

Access to Care

Community water fluoridation

Scientifically Supported

Adjust and monitor fluoride in public water supplies to reach and retain optimal fluoride concentrations

Access to Care

Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs)

Scientifically Supported

Increase support for non-profit health care organizations and deliver comprehensive care to uninsured, underinsured, and vulnerable patients regardless of ability to pay; often called community health centers (CHCs)

Access to Care

Financial incentives for new nursing faculty

Expert Opinion

Offer loan repayment, tuition assistance, competitive academic salaries, etc. to students who teach in nursing programs after completing an advanced degree

Access to Care

Grady Memorial Hospital Interpregnancy Care Program

Expert Opinion

Provided case management, care coordination, medical care, and substance abuse treatment and referrals to black women who had recently delivered a very low birthweight infant in the Atlanta area

Access to Care

Health insurance enrollment outreach & support

Some Evidence

Provide health insurance outreach and support to assist individuals whose employers do not offer affordable coverage, who are self-employed, or who are unemployed

Access to Care

Health literacy interventions

Some Evidence

Increase patients’ health-related knowledge via efforts to simplify health education materials, improve patient-provider communication, and increase overall literacy

Access to Care  ·  Quality of Care

Healthy Births for Healthy Communities

Insufficient Evidence

Provided case management, medical care, reproductive education, a medical home, and help with reproductive and self-management goals in the 18 months after an adverse birth outcome for Chicago-area women

Access to Care

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